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Cherwell Housing Register

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Step 1 - Registration


If you are already an active applicant on our Housing Register you need take no further action. Otherwise you must complete an application form. Click on any of the following links to find out more:

  • download an application form
  • view or download Applying for a home in Cherwell
  • view or download It's your choice!
  • go to frequently asked questions
  • view or download our Allocation Scheme

Once you have been accepted on to the Housing Register we will write to tell you:

  • your housing register number
  • your band
  • your registration date
  • the number of bedrooms you are entitled to.

You must tell us of any changes in your circumstances so that we can reassess your application.



Tell me about size of properties and number of bedrooms I can apply for

The table sets out the type and size of property you can apply for. It is based on your family size.


Household size

Number of bedrooms

Single person under 35

Studio or 1 bedroom flat (if meet eligibility criteria)

Single person over 35

Studio or 1 bed flat

Adult Couple

1 bedroom

2 applicants not couple

2 bedrooms

Household with 1 child

2 bedrooms

Household with 2 children

Refer to table below

Household with 3 children

Refer to table below

Household with 4 children

Refer to table below

Household with 5 children

Refer to table below

The Allocation of Accommodation: guidance for local housing authorities in England (June 2012) states that a bedroom shall be allocated to the following family members:


Adult couple
Any other single adult aged 21 or more
Pair of adolescents aged 10-20 of the same sex
Pair of children aged under 10, regardless of sex

If you want more information please contact us.

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