We use a system called 'choice based lettings' to allocate council housing and some housing association properties.
We work with the other six district councils in Leicestershire (excluding Leicester City Council) to make it as straightforward as possible for you to find a new home in the county. The Choice Based Lettings Scheme makes it easier for people who need to move to another council within Leicestershire area for work or family reasons.
Once you have applied and been accepted onto the housing register, we'll tell you which if the four priority bands 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 on the Leicestershire Choice Based Lettings website. You can also find more information about the scheme and how it works.
You can also bid by our FREE automated phone line – 0300 011 0129.
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). If you already live or work in North West Leicestershire, then you'll get preference when we're deciding who to allocate homes to.
So that people can make the best choices for themselves and see what is happening, we'll print the results of each advert with the next set of adverts.
Need advice or help with bidding?
Contact our Housing Choices team on 0800 183 0357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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: Mon 11 September, 2017 @ 10:00