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Welcome to Cherwell's Choice Based Lettings scheme


Cherwell introduced the current Allocation Scheme on 7 September 2015.  To view the Allocation Scheme click here.  To see other useful documents and links click here


Our bidding cycles are WEEKLY

Bidding on this cycle starts on Wednesday 06 December 2017

Bidding finishes on this cycle on Monday 11 December 2017


 Future bidding cycle start dates are:

  • Wednesday 13 December 2017
  • Wednesday 20 December 2017
  • Wednesday 03 January 2018

There will be no advertising cycle week commencing 27/12/17 to 01/01/18

Click here to view properties.  Please note we can only advertise properties that our Registered Providers have advised us are available.


We successfully run a Choice Based Lettings system. We have been working hard to improve our service to you. So we have:

  • changed our bidding cycles from fortnightly to weekly
  • agreed a revised banding scheme for all housing register applicants
  • agreed new rules for calculating under-occupation and overcrowding when assessing your application for housing.

If you want full details of the scheme click here.

Applying for Properties

The Allocation of Accommodation: guidance for local housing authorities in England (June 2012) states that a bedroom shall be allocated to the following family members:

Adult couple

Any other single adult aged 21 or more

Pair of adolescents aged 10-20 of the same sex

Pair of children aged under 10 regardless of sex

Please note that two children/adolescents of the same sex will be expected to share until the elder one reaches the age of 21 

Household size

Number of bedrooms allowed

Single person under 35

Studio or 1 bedroom flat (if meet eligibility criteria )

Single person over 35

Studio or 1 bedroom flat

Adult Couple

1 bedroom

2 applicants not couple

2 bedrooms

Household with 1 child

2 bedrooms

Household with 2 children

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Household with 3 children

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Household with 4 children

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Household with 5 children

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Extra Care Developments at Orchard Meadows, Banbury and Centurion House, Bicester,and Moorside Place Kidlington are provided by Order of St John Care Trust
Extra Care Developments at Stanbridge House, Banbury and Erdington House, Yarnton, provided by Housing 21

For people aged 55 and over there are apartments to rent or to purchase through shared ownership at these developments.  Extra Care housing offers a new way of supporting you to live independently and maintain a quality of life for as long as possible.

You have the privacy of your own home with your own tailored support package to suit your individual needs.  For added reassurance, emergency care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  There is a range of facilities for you to enjoy and share with friends and relatives in a secure environment.

With shared ownership, you can purchase 25%, 50% or 75% of your new home and pay for the care and support you require.  Purchase prices range from £138,750 (based on a 75% share with no rent to pay on the unsold equity).  For further information on apartments to buy through shared ownership contact the sales and support advisor on 0345 608 4021 or email for Stanbridge House and Erdington House and 01295 230124 for Orchard Meadows or 01869 843104 for Centurion House.

For further information on apartments to rent call the Housing & Care Manager on 0345 606 6363 or email for Stanbridge House and Erdington House and call the Housing & Care Manager on 01295 230124 for Orchard Meadows, 01869 843104 for Centurion House or 0800 988 8133 for  Moorside Place Kidlington

Interested in shared ownership?

You no longer need to be active on the housing register to apply, for further information please contact:

or telephone  0800 456 1188


Enhanced Housing Options

This is an online form that you can complete to find the options for housing that are open to you. It is easy to do and will present you with a document summarising your housing options, that you can save or print.

To complete the form click here (opens in a new window)


Useful documents

  1. The Allocation Scheme - sets out our policy for choice based lettings (opens in a new window)
  2. It's your choice - summarises how choice based lettings works (opens in a new window)
  3. Applying for a home in Cherwell - tells you what you need to know about getting onto the housing register (opens in a new window)
  4. Housing register application form - so you can apply to come onto our housing register (opens in a new window)


Useful links

  1. search for available homes
  2. apply for a property
  3. view previously advertised properties

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