What happens once I have submitted my housing register application and additional information?
Your circumstances will be assessed individually once we receive everything we need from you. We will write to you to confirm the outcome of your application. If you have applied online you will already have your six digit login reference and have set up your memorable date. If you did not register online your login reference and memorable date will be confirmed in your letter. You will need to change your memorable date when you login to your account for the first time.
Once your application is active you can then start to bid for properties you are eligible for.
What type of property can I be considered for?
To make best use of homes you may be restricted to certain types of accommodation depending on your household.
These are some examples:
If there is no interest in a property with a minimum age limit, a decision will be made by the landlord whether to lower the age limit and re-advertise.
If a property is age designated and the age limit has been lowered below 60 then priority will be given in the first instance to:
When are the properties advertised and how do I bid?
We advertise available properties weekly each Saturday at 00:01 to Wednesday at 23:59. This is known as ‘the bidding cycle’. You can place up to five bids per cycle and revise your bids at any time over the five days as the time you bid does not affect your final queue position in the bidding shortlist.
Please only bid on properties you are interested in and use the days during the bidding cycle to research the area to make sure that if you were offered the proprty you would consider it. If you ae found to unreasonably refuse properties your band may be reviewed and your application could be closed.
You will only be eligible for properties that are suitable for the size of your family.