Your immigration status can affect whether we are able to put you on the housing register.

We cannot put you on the housing register if you are subject to immigration control, unless you:

  • have refugee status, or
  • have indefinite, exceptional, humanitarian protection, or discretionary leave to remain, with the provisos stated above, or
  • were the subject of a sponsorship undertaking, have been in the UK over five years and you sponsor is no longer living.

If you are not eligible for housing because of your immigration status, to get advice about other ways of obtaining housing please contact us for housing advice.

Contact the the council for advice about your options as a Refugee.