Every week properties are advertised on the Your Choice Your Home website. Applicants will have six days - from 9am on the Friday the bidding cycle opens up to 9am on the following Thursday - to bid for properties they are interested in living in.
Remember, you must be on the housing register to bid for properties. Bids can be made on behalf of an applicant and can be made in the following ways:
- By phone
- By text
Once the bid deadline has passed, bidders are prioritised with applicants placed in order by their assessment, whether they have a connection to North Norfolk, and their 'relevant date'. The applicant at the top of the list of all those that made a bid for the property will be in the highest register and will have been waiting the longest, as shown by their relevant date. The Landlord will contact the applicant at the top of the list to arrange for them to view the property.
What am I eligible to bid for?
When you join the housing register your welcome letter will tell you what size of property you are eligible to bid for. Depending on the size of your household you may also be able to bid for smaller properties.
Our downloadable guide will help you see what size and type of property you are eligible to bid for.
What help is available?
If you need help applying to join the housing register please contact us by phone or email or pop in to see us at the Council’s Cromer office and we will be pleased to help. We can also make bids on behalf of applicants if they could not make bids for themselves and have no family member, friend or support organisation who could bid on their behalf. If you need this help, please state this when you apply to join the housing register or contact us.
Where can I see the property adverts?
Properties are advertised online on the Your Choice Your Home website and copies of the Property Lists which show the adverts for all the properties currently being advertised are available to view at the Council’s office, Victory Housing Trust’s offices and libraries in North Norfolk
There are two self serve computers in the new Housing reception area at the Council’s Cromer office, and a further self serve computer at Victory Housing Trust’s office in North Walsham, where applicants can log on to the Your Choice Your Home scheme to view adverts and make bids. If you need help to use the scheme please ask at the Cromer office for help and we will be pleased to show you how the scheme works.
For more information on where Housing Association properties are located across the district, and what types of property have been let, see the Your Choice Your Home website.
Last updated: 18th October 2017