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Apply for housing, Housing Register and bidding for housing

Property adverts and how to bid for housing

New choice-based lettings system

Please note, we're changing systems for choice-based lettings, from Bedfordshire HomeFinder to a new website, My Home Central.

If you're currently on our Housing Register, and registered with Bedfordshire HomeFinder to bid on properties, we will be in touch with you before we change, to provide details of the new site and how to register.

Property adverts and how to bid for housing

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, our choice-based lettings (CBL) System.

Available properties are advertised weekly from Thursday to Tuesday.

Properties available for bidding

View current properties

Please be aware that there are delays in being able to re-let our advertised properties, due to a national shortage of building materials.

How bidding works

Other properties available

We have agreed, through our planning powers, for Clifton Park Homes to offer a proportion of new park homes to people over 55 in housing need in Central Bedfordshire. Applicants must meet the park homes and housing need criteria. Read more about the park homes, including eligibility.

Properties let

Visit Bedfordshire Homefinder's website to see the most recent quarterly lettings feedback.

You will be able to see the successful applicant's band and length of wait before they were allocated a property. The length of time waiting can vary because some areas are more popular than others.

This information may help you decide which properties to bid on. Only you can decide whether it is more important that you are housed quickly in a property which may not meet all your preferences but which will solve your housing problem, or; whether you can wait longer for a property that you really want.


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

  • how to bid guide – explains what to do if you are bidding for the first time and how to use the system
  • guide to symbols – this guide will help you to understand the symbols on adverts
  • bidding on new properties – don’t bid on new properties if you need to move quickly; read this essential guidance if you want to bid for a new property
  • guide to using the mobile app – never miss a property! Download the Bedfordshire Homefinder app so that you can place bids from your phone wherever you are
  • guide to housing for disabled people – do you have mobility difficulties? This guide explains how to identify properties which may meet your needs
  • housing for older people FAQs – do you have questions about housing for older people? Here are the answers to some of our frequently asked questions