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Choosing a property



All available homes are advertised here, on the b-with-us website (, and in local council and housing association offices. Anyone registered on the scheme can ‘bid’ for an advertised property suitable to their needs.

Homes appear on the website on any weekday and are available for bidding for 7 days. Once the advert closes we will aim to contact the successful customer within 5 working days.

The advert tells you the landlord, location, size, rent and other features of the property to help you decide which homes are right for you.  The advert also tells you if there are any special requirements that the customer must meet, such as age and which band will be given preference.

To search for available properties either login (if you are registered) or go to the Property and recent lets tab at the top of the page.

Which homes can I bid for?

The Scheme has set criteria in line with the Housing Act 1996 stating what size and type of households will be considered for any particular property type. For example, the criteria include rules on minimum and maximum household sizes, minimum age, requirements for ground floor accommodation and requirements for support. The advert will be clearly labelled and state the lettings criteria for each property.

You are only able to bid on homes that meet your eligibility criteria. For example, if you require only one bedroom you will not be able to bid for a two bedroom home.  The symbols that appear on the adverts indicate any restrictions about who is able to bid for a home.

Number of Bedrooms


 1 Bed This indicates the number of bedrooms in the advertised property.
Minimum Age


 Minimum age The minimum age for registering on the scheme is 16 years but individual properties may have additional minimum age requirements that will be indicated on the advert where this applies.


 Please note that applicants aged 16 & 17 years of age must have a support package in place before they can bid. Please contact your nearest housing office for more information.



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