Can the Council bid for me?

We reserve the right to place a bid on behalf of the applicant (assisted bidding) or to allocate a property through a ‘direct offer’. A direct offer means that an applicant will not bid on properties but will receive one offer of suitable accommodation. Direct offers are made by the housing service outside HomeChoice. The Council reserves the right to bid for applicants who we have accepted a homeless relief duty for.

For special rules applying to bidding in preference bands, please see the Housing allocations policy.