Apply for housing, Housing Register and bidding for housing

Property adverts and how to bid for housing

New choice-based lettings system

Our new choice-based lettings system, My Home Central, is now live. If you haven't created an account, you'll need to register before you can place any bids.

When you register, you'll:

  • need your email address
  • your application number (this is your Bedfordshire Homefinder user ID/application number)
  • set up a password
  • need your tenancy number, if you're already our tenant
  • be sent a code by email to verify your account

Register online

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 My Home Central, our choice-based lettings (CBL) System.

To log in, you'll need your email address and the password you used when you registered your account.

Log in to My Home Central

Available properties are advertised weekly from Thursday to Tuesday. Properties you can bid for will be shown on the ‘bid on a property’ page within your My Home Central account. To place a bid, follow the how to bid guidance (PDF).

Properties available for bidding

View or download list of current properties (PDF)

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

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

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.

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.

Previous lettings

View or download lettings from January 2021 to March 2021 (PDF)

View or download lettings from October 2020 to December 2020 (PDF)