First come, first served properties
Occasionally we may have properties available on a first come, first served basis. This will only happen if we have already advertised a property at least once in the normal HomeSearch advert but have been unable to let it.
First come, first served properties will not be advertised in the normal HomeSearch advert. Instead they will be advertised on the Lets Help You website.
View details of first come, first served properties on Lets Help You (link opens in new window)
If you see a first come, first served property that you are interested in, it is important that you follow the instructions given in the advert about how to express your interest.
First come, first served properties will be offered to the first person that logs their interest in the property who:
a. is registered on our housing list, and
b. meets the eligibilitcriteria stated in the advert
(subject to our normal pre-tenancy checks)
We will keep a list of the people that expressed their interest in the property according to the date and time they did so. If the first person does not respond to our contacts or fails to provide information we have requested we will contact the next person on the list.
Nominations to housing associations
Housing associations sometimes ask us to nominate customers from our housing list for some of their available properties. If you would like to be considered for these please make sure you complete the 'Nominations to housing associations' section of our application form. If you are already registered on our list, please confirm in writing that you would like to be added to our nominations list and state which areas of the city you would consider.
Housing association properties - advertising pilot
On Thursday 23 April we will be advertising 12 Riverside housing association properties in our HomeSearch advert that customers can bid for. These properties are all two bedroom houses and are some of the new build properties on Homethorpe, Orchard Park.
If you are interested in these properties you should bid for them. Just one advert makes up the HomeSearch advert for all 12 properties, so you only need to use one bid to be considered for all 12. Note that if you do bid this counts as one of your bids for the week.
By bidding for a housing association property, you are agreeing for your name, address, household make up, contact details and information about your priority on the housing list to be passed to the Riverside housing association.
This is a pilot for the week only. After this, we are to revert back to the normal process of nominating customers from our housing list directly to the housing associations at their request for available properties they have. If the pilot is successful we may advertise more housing association properties in the future but customers are to be informed before this happens.