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About HomeChoice

HomeChoice is a way of allocating housing through choice, giving you a greater say over where you live. The scheme puts the initiative on you to apply for properties that are advertised.

HomeChoice will:

  • give you a real choice about where you live by allowing you to apply for empty properties referred to us by our partner housing associations
  • show your position on the shortlist for that property
  • allow you to see what housing stock there is to rent, its location and how many applicants are applying for each property
  • give you useful feedback on how close to being successful you have been in getting your choice of property
  • provide better quality information about the properties that are advertised

Properties are advertised every week. The advertising period starts on a Wednesday and finishes at midnight on Monday one week later. This may vary occasionally to allow for holiday periods such as Christmas.

If you have any queries about what is needed you can contact the Housing Team on 01295 227004 or email  All emails relating to Housing Register applications must have the Housing Register reference number and the last name of the lead applicant in the subject line, to help us deal with your enquiry as quickly as possible.

If you are already registered with us your unique reference number and memorable date will remain the same. However you will be prompted to set up a further password. This password must contain at least 2 upper cases, 2 lower cases, 2 numbers and cannot be longer than 10 characters.