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How to bid

If you qualify for the Housing Register you will be able to express a preference (bid) for vacant social rented properties advertised through Bedfordshire Homefinder (link opens in new window), our Choice Based Lettings (CBL) System. 

Available properties are advertised weekly from Thursday to Tuesday.

Properties available for bidding

View current properties (PDF 1.3MB) (updated 11 October 2018)


We recommend you read these short guides on how to use the system and what to do, before you start bidding for the first time.

Bedfordshire homefinder - quick 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.

Bedfordshire homefinder - top tips for successful bidding (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)

Essential guidance if you intend to bid for a new property.

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