Local Connection – Only people with a connection to Cherwell qualify to be on our housing register. If you have not lived in Cherwell for 6 out of the last 12 months or 3 out of the last 5 years, you need to provide details of how you meet the criteria.
- If you work in the area you need to provide your contract of employment
- If you have close family in the area you need to provide their names, addresses and how long they have lived here. You may also need to provide evidence that you are related such as birth or marriage certificates.
- If you are leaving care in Oxfordshire you need to provide supporting details
- If you have a special reason to live in Cherwell you need to provide evidence to confirm this
Exceptions include some members of the Armed forces and those with the Right to Move.
Residency of Children – we can only include dependent children who live with you as their primary home. Proof of Child Benefit or Child Tax Credits and Universal Credit is required to help evidence this.
Special circumstances, for example if the children do not currently live with you full-time, but you have a court order saying they will do in the future. You will need to supply evidence of this.