Bid for a council or housing association property

Application assessment timescales

We are currently receiving substantially higher volumes of housing applications than normal.

We are assessing applicants’ housing needs as quickly as we can. However, we currently have a two-month backlog of council housing applications.

If you are threatened with homelessness in the next 56 days, then please email

You cannot bid if you have not:

After receiving your eligibility letter, you can register to bid through your '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. 

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 would 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

You can also make an enquiry about an application.

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