We use a system called 'choice based lettings' to allocate council housing and some housing association properties.
The Choice Based Lettings Scheme makes it easier for people who need to move by allowing them to choose which properties they would like to be considered for.
Once you have applied and been accepted onto the housing register, we'll tell you which priority band we've placed you in - and give written confirmation of your unique ID and password. At that point you can log on to the Choice Based Lettings website and bid for properties.
Properties can be viewed and bids placed online.
Please be aware that we will be moving to a new system for Choice Based Lettings at the end of July and this means that there will be some changes to the application process over the next few months. To apply you will need to complete an online form by visting www.nwlhomes.org. Due to the transfer of existing households onto the new system there may be a delay in processing new applications to the housing register.
What homes are available?
Available properties are advertised every week on the internet, in libraries, council offices, advice centres and some local shops.
Home seekers should decide if they want to apply or ‘bid’ for a particular property. When you bid you register your interest in a property - it doesn't involve any form of payment.
You can only bid for properties you are eligible for. This depends on your household size and needs - for example flats for single people and larger homes for families.
We'll support vulnerable applicants to make sure they do not miss out on potential homes they might be eligible for.
Once a choice is made and a bid is submitted, we'll tell you what position you are in on the shortlist. This position may change as other home seekers place bids.
You can change your bid if you think that it will improve your chance of getting a property.
At the end of each advertising period, the applicant in the greatest need from those that applied will normally be offered the property (once eligibility checks have been made).
Need advice or help with bidding?
Contact our Housing Choices team on 0800 183 0357 or email email@example.com
- Leicestershire Choice Based Lettings Areas of Choice Booklet. (PDF Document, 0.16 Mb)
- Allocations and lettings policy - MARCH 2013 (PDF Document, 0.21 Mb)
- Choice based letting scheme guide March 2014 (PDF Document, 0.51 Mb)
Last updated: Thu 12 July, 2018 @ 21:26