Only if your application is accepted onto Hampshire Home Choice, will you be able to bid for properties. To bid for a property you must tell us that you wish to be considered for it. This is called bidding. You can bid for a maximum of three properties each week. It is important that you only bid on properties you are genuinely interested in.
You can bid:
- Via this website. Step by step guide to: How to search and bid for properties.
- By telephoning one of the participating Councils.
Properties are advertised from 00.01 Wednesday until 23.59 the following Sunday every week. Some properties may be advertised during two bidding cycles. It does not matter when you bid as long as you bid during the bidding cycle. Properties Currently Available
The advert will display symbols to tell you about the property. The advert may tell you that you are eligible because you meet the property size, however you must read the advert fully as this will tell you if there are any special requirements you must meet, such as age, number of children allowed or local connection.
Once the bidding cycle has closed (Midnight on a Sunday) a list (known as a shortlist) of applicants who have placed a bid is generated. The shortlist is in order of the highest band (Band 1 being the highest) and earliest priority date. The applicant at the top of the list and who meets all of the advert and preference criteria and who is therefore at the top of the shortlist will normally be offered the property.
It remains the decision of the Registered Provider (Landlord) or Winchester Landlord Services, whether to accept you for a property in accordance with its own Lettings Policy.