Bidding for a home
Once you are registered on our list you can bid for properties. You must read the important information below before you bid. This includes our rule about the types of property we can consider for you.
Important information about bidding for a council home
If you bid for any other property types we cannot consider you.
Who can be on our housing list
You must be 16 or over to apply to be on our housing list.
You may not be able to go on the list if you are from abroad (even if you are a British Citizen). For more information please access advice from the homeless charity Shelter.
Visit Shelter's website for more information (link opens in a new window)
You may not qualify to go on our housing list if you -
have been found guilty of unacceptable behaviour and we believe that this makes you unsuitable to be a council tenant
are 16 or 17 years old and are not entitled to any benefits or you do not have any other funds to pay your rent and other household costs
If we decide you cannot be added to our housing list, or we disqualify you from it, we notify you and tell you how to appeal if you do not agree with our decision.
Find out more about our Lettings policy
Our property adverts open on a Thursday morning every week and close the following Monday at 5pm. Occasionally (for example over public holidays) we may extend the deadline for bidding or not advertise at all so check each advert carefully for the closing date and information about the next advert.
You can find our HomeSearch adverts -
If you are unable to access our adverts in any of these ways please contact us.
Most of the properties in our adverts are still occupied by the existing tenant because we advertise our properties as soon as we receive notice from them. Please do not ask tenants or their neighbours if you can view their home. We invite you to view the property if you are the successful bidder.
Find out more about what happens if your bid is successful