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Step 2 - Choosing


Advertising Properties

Properties are advertised each week. They are advertised in the following ways:

  • Via Property Search on this website.
  • In a newsletter available from your local Council and Housing Association offices. 
  • Via a pre-recorded telephone service available on 01983 823045

Properties are advertised from Wednesday morning and are available for bidding until midnight on the following Tuesday.   

The adverts tell you the landlord, location, size, rent, tenure type and other features of the property to help you decide which properties are right for you.  The adverts also tell you if there are any special requirements that the applicant must meet, such as age requirements, whether a local connection may be required or if there are any preferences given such as to working applicants or those with special needs that the property caters for. 

Where available a photograph of the property or a similar house type is provided and you can access information about the local area and facilities.

A range of symbols are used to tell you about the property.

 1 Bed  2 Bed  

The number of bedrooms in the property

 Minimum age

Maximum age

  The minimum or maximum age that an applicant must be to apply for the property (age restriction will be displayed within the icon when viewed on the Property website or the Newsletter)

Whether parking is available




Whether property is wheelchair adapted




Whether the property has a garden


Whether the property is designated for older persons only (sheltered or independent living)

Energy Efficiency Rating     The energy efficiency rating of the property
Pets - Yes Pets - No   Whether the property allows pets or not
Local Connection    

Whether a local connection is required

Affordable Rented



Whether a property is an Affordable Rent

Expressing Your Interest in a Property

You can bid on as many properties as you are interested in each week.  You can express your interest in one of the following ways:

  • Online through our website here
  • By telephoning our freephone 24-hour automated bidding line on 0800 130 3120
  • By texting 07781 486609 

Properties Currently Available

To find out the properties currently available click Property Search.

Helping You to Use the Service

If you or someone you know would like help to use our service please contact our Housing Services. Click How To Contact Us for contact details and opening hours.


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