Bid for a council or housing association property

Please note: We are in the process of moving our choice-based lettings system to a new IT system.

The first bidding cycle on the new system has now started. However, there will only be one-bedroom sheltered flats available in this bidding cycle. Other property types will be available in the bidding cycle starting on Thursday, 23 May.

Already on the council housing register?

You can make a bid for a council-owned or housing association property. We used to refer to this as your Homebid application. 

First, you need to apply for council housing.

If your application is successful, your name will be on the housing register. After this, you can create a 'My Housing Tenancy' online account. This will allow you to search the properties that are available to rent and bid for one that meets your housing needs.

We advertise properties on a weekly cycle. A new batch of properties becomes available at 10.00am on Thursdays. You can bid for one of these properties until midnight on the following Tuesday. We use Wednesdays to start allocating the properties, and then a new cycle of bidding begins at midnight.

You can search properties online when you enter your account. You can place your bid on a property you like. You can move your bid during the bidding cycle.

Before you bid, you should visit the area of the property and be sure you'd like to live there. You should also read our tips for bidding for a council-owned or housing association property.

Register and bid for a property for the first time

Sign in and bid for a property

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