Local Connection Criteria for housing register applicantsPublished: Wednesday 9 March 2022
Persons applying to join South Oxfordshire’s housing register need a local connection to the district.
Applications received without a local connection to South Oxfordshire district, including applicants who only have a local connection to other districts in Oxfordshire, will not be assessed unless there are exceptional circumstances.
For the purposes of inclusion to South Oxfordshire District Council’s housing register, local connection is defined as:
current and permanent residence of choice in South Oxfordshire district, for at least six months.
previous residence of choice in South Oxfordshire district for either six months out of the last twelve or three out of the last five years.
current residence of choice of close family member for at least five years in South Oxfordshire district. Family members are defined as parent, adult children and siblings
current, permanent employment in South Oxfordshire district that is at least 16 hours
Full details of the council’s housing allocation policy are available on the council’s website.
Any changes to the local connection criteria qualification will be notified on this website.