Apply for housing, Housing Register and bidding for housing

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 (link opens in new window), our Choice Based Lettings (CBL) System.

Available properties are advertised weekly from Thursday to Tuesday.

Properties available for bidding

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October 2019 – Temporary service disruption:  We apologise to our customers who have successfully bid on properties and are waiting for a move-in date. We are working with our contractors to remedy the delay in completing repairs to vacant properties and will notify successful applicants as soon as their properties are ready.

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 for properties advertised from April 2019 to September 2019.

View properties advertised from April 2018 until March 2019

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 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 2.5MB)

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 738.1KB)

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

Guide to symbols (PDF 488.1KB)

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

Bidding on new properties (PDF 707.7KB)

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

Bidding on properties suitable for those with mobility difficulties (PDF 1.9MB)

This guide explains the level of adaptations that have been carried out in properties designated as suitable for people with physical or mobility difficulties.