Applying to join the housing register

You need to complete an application form. You only need to do this once, then you can bid for all the properties you are eligible for.  All applications for housing should be made online at the Homesearch website.  you can do this by clicking the 'Register' button on the home page.  Register

You can only bid for a home when you have completed the form and we have accepted your application. Your date of application will be the date your fully completed form is received.

What information do I need to provide?

When completing your Homesearch application form you must complete all the sections of the form that apply to you or anyone who is to be re-housed with you. Otherwise your application may be considered to be incomplete and will not be assessed. If there is anything on the form you do not understand, please contact the Local Authority you are applying to and they will be happy to assist.


Property entitlement

Due to the very high deman for social housing and the relatively low turnover of properties you will only be eligible for properties that are suitable for the size of your household. 


What happens next?

When we have assessed your application we will write to tell you;

Your housing reference number and:

  • The band your application has been placed in and your priority (effective) date,
  • Your registration (application) date,
  • The number of bedrooms you are entitled to.

When you have received this information you will then be able to place bids on properties that are advertised.

Keeping us informed

You must notify us of any change in your circumstances that may affect your application as this may change your priority band. It may also mean a change to your application effective date, which we use in the shortlisting process. If you do not inform us of a change in circumstances and you are offered a property, the offer may be withdrawn.

Please ensure you inform us if you change your contact details.   If we can not contact you to discuss your application or a potential offer of a property then your application may be suspended or closed.