Overcrowded and Under Occupied Homes

Overcrowding
 

Preference is given to those who living in overcrowded circumstances.

The size of property will depend on the make-up of your household and will generally operate within the following rules.  This is in line with our allocations policy.

 

Household

Number of Bedrooms

Single person

1 or bedsit

Single pregnant woman

2 or 1

Couple

2 or 1

Family with one child

2 or 3

Family, two children of same sex under 13 years old

2 or 3

Family, two children of same sex over 13 years old

3 or 4

Family, two children not of same sex (irrespective of childrens age)

3 or 4

Family, three or more children

3 or 4

 

Points will be awarded to your housing application for each room you are short.  Extra points may also be awarded in severe overcrowded circumstances. 

 

Under Occupation

 

Changes in Welfare Reform may affect you when applying for a house through the Fife Housing Register.

Currently, the number of bedrooms housing benefit will pay for are:

 

Household

Number of Bedrooms

Single person

1

Single pregnant woman

2

Couple

1

Family with one child

2

Family, two children of same sex under 16 years old

2

Family, two children of same sex over 16 years old

3

Family, two children not of same sex under 10 years

2

Family, two children not of same sex over 10 years

3


If you need any further information or want to discuss your situation, please contact us on the details below.

Housing Information and Advice (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Tel: 03451 55 00 33 Contact Housing Information and Advice (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) online
By Post: New City House 1 Edgar Street Dunfermline Fife KY12 7EP
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