What if I am successful with my bid?
On the Monday after the edition closes we generate a shortlist
of the applicants who have expressed interest in each
property. Any applicants who are not eligible for the property as
the property is not the right size for their family composition or
there age restrictions (e.g sheltered accommodation) are
disregarded and the remaining applicants are prioritised in the
order they appear on the housing register (by band first, then
by the length of time in the band).
The 3 highest placed applicants are then invited to view the
property. We invite 3 people to view as we allow you to bid for up
to 3 properties per week and you could be invited to view all 3.
After the viewing has taken place the officer will contact the
highest placed applicant and offer them the property. If for any
reason they refuse the offer it is then offered to the 2nd placed
applicant and if they refuse it is offered to the 3rd.
If you decide to take a property which
is offered to you then you will be invited to attend the Housing
Association' s offices to sign your tenancy agreement. The tenancy
agreement will advise you when you are able to move into your new
tenancy. If you need assistance with furniture or sorting out your
rent or bills you can speak to your housing officer or come to
Housing Needs and speak to an officer regarding support.
To view the history of previous Choice
Based Lettings editions please click here