When the bidding process ends, all bids are ranked electronically by Banding and then by length of time that the household has been on that particular Band. The applicant who has come at the top of the list is contacted and if the property is suitable for their needs they are invited to view the home. If they accept the home, the process ends. If not, the second applicant on the list is contacted and so on until the property is let. In the case of rural settlements of 3,000 or less residents, the local connection will be more important than the banding so someone who lives in the village and is on a Band D will be higher on the list than someone with no local connection who is on a Band B.