Rent a council property

Every week, we advertise a list of the houses, flats etc we have available to rent. The system we use is known as 'choice based lettings' or 'CBL'.

If you have joined our housing register you can apply for a property. We call this 'bidding' - but don't worry, it doesn't involve any money.

Once you're on the register you can 'bid' for up to three properties you are interested in each week. Find out more about bidding from our frequently asked questions page.

Only applicants who have a child aged 16 years or under moving with them and for whom they claim child benefit will be eligible to receive an offer of a house.

Find and bid for properties

You can also see the properties we have available in our Property Shop Newsletter.

Bidding for the first time?

Before you can bid, you need to register for our online service to get a username and password to access our online bidding system.

When is the best time to bid?

The latest list of available properties goes live every Wednesday and is available until midnight on the following Monday.

There is no need to rush to the website first thing on a Wednesday - we don't give preference to people who bid first.

You can log on any time during the week up until midnight on Monday to check which properties are available and bid on them if you are interested. Properties are not given on a first come, first served basis.

Please note - you can't bid on a Tuesday.

If you are bidding for a property, please be aware that this website is often very busy when properties become available on a Wednesday.