The easiest way to apply to our housing register is through the Homesearch website using the link on this page. Alternatively applications are available in the Council offices or by contacting the Lettings team to request a form is sent to you.
You will need to provide proof of identification and supporting documents to enable your application to be processed.
Applications from Council tenants are called Transfer Applications and are assessed in the same way as all other housing applications.
Once all the required information has been received, your application will be assessed. You will be allocated a band, depending on your circumstances. More information about the bands can be found on the Homesearch website.
You will be sent a registration letter, which will include:
- Your registration number
- What band your application has been placed into
- What your effective date is
You will be able to place bids on advertised properties when you have received your registration letter.
Properties are advertised every week from Thursday at 00:01 a.m. until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.
Bids can be placed in the following ways:
- Logging into your Homesearch account
- Automated telephone service - 0300 011 0311
- In person at the Council Offices
- Contacting the Lettings team
After the advertising cycle closes a shortlist of applicants who have bid for each property is generated. Applicants will then be assessed on priority and length of time on the register. If you are successful you will be contacted by telephone or letter.
Please visit the Homesearch website for a list of frequently asked questions.