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How to bid

Choice Based Lettings (CBL) is a way of letting social housing. Our Choice Based Lettings system is called Homefinder (link opens in new window).

Homefinder advertises available properties and people on the housing register are able to express an interest or 'bid' on them.

This also includes properties provided by Housing Associations.

Available properties are updated weekly (running from Thursday to Tuesday. Previously fortnightly).

Properties available for bidding

View current properties (PDF 1.3MB) (updated 16 August 2018)


We recommend you read these short guides before you start bidding for the first time.

Homefinder - guide to bidding (PDF 1.1MB)

This explains what to do if you are bidding for the first time and how to use the system.

Homefinder - top tips (PDF 167.7KB)

This gives you useful ideas to help make the most of your bids.

Guide to symbols (PDF 181.6KB)

This explains the symbols used on the website to make it easier to find properties which meet your requirements.

Bidding on new properties (PDF 318.3KB)

This shows the dates for each bidding cycle in 2017. Shaded in dates indicate when you will be able to bid on properties.

Bidding calendar 2018 (PDF 157KB)

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