Choice Based Lettings

 

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Choice Based Lettings (CBL) is the term used to describe a local authority managed system for applying for a general needs home.  This may apply to you if you live in an area which operates a Choice Based Lettings Scheme.

 

WHAT IS CHOICE BASED LETTINGS?

A Choice Based Lettings (CBL) scheme allows you to search for, apply for and bid for social rented properties in your area. Housing Associations advertise their empty properties through the CBL scheme so you only have to apply once.

It’s really simple to apply:

  • click on the area below to register with the CBL scheme -you can register by phone, on the website or in the area offices listed on the websites
  • once your application has been approved, you’ll receive a bidding reference and a banding priority based on your housing need
  • look at the properties available either online, in the CBL offices and local papers
  • bid on the properties you’re interested in
  • if you're successful, based on priority needs, you will be contacted with a property offer by the relevant housing association

 

CHOICE BASED LETTINGS BENEFITS

  • The process is designed to be as fair as possible, giving all applicants an equal opportunity to bid
  • Gives applicants the opportunity to bid on multiple properties they are interested in, therefore greater choice
  • Allows applicants to track their progress, see how many other bids there are and what position they are on the shortlist –manages expectations

 

Cheshire East 

(Includes Alpraham, Crewe, Marbury, Nantwich, Peckforton, and Wybunbury)

Cheshire Home Choice

www.cheshirehomechoice.org.uk

Tel: 0300 123 5017 

 

Cheshire West 

(Includes Bickley, Chester, Church Minshull, Clutton, Duddon, Elton, Ellesmere Port, Farndon, Frodsham, Great Barrow, Leftwich, Malpas, Mickle Trafford, Moulton, Northwich, Pulford, Tarvin, Winnington and Winsford)

West Cheshire Homes

www.westcheshirehomes.co.uk

Tel: 0300 123 2442

 

Fylde

(Includes Blackpool, Fleetwood, Wesham and Kirkham)

My Home Choice (Fylde Coast)

www.myhomechoicefyldecoast.co.uk

Tel: 01253 476111

 

Hambleton and Craven

(Brompton, Cowling, Northallerton and Sutton in Craven)

North Yorkshire Home Choice

www.northyorkshirehomechoice.org.uk

Tel: 01609 767900 (Hambleton)

Tel: 01756 700600 (Craven)

 

Burnley and Pendle

(Including Barnoldswick, Blacko, Burnley, Colne and Nelson)

www.b-with-us.com

Tel: 0300 123 2200

 

Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and Fenland

(Including Chatteris, Farcet, Fenstanton, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, March, Offord Cluny, Offord Darcy, Ramsey, St Neots, St Ives, Upwood, Warboys, Whittlesey, Wisbech and Yaxley)

www.home-link.org.uk

Tel: 01480 388222

 

Lincolnshire

(Including Bourne, Colsterworth, Grantham, Spalding, Stamford and Swinstead)

www.southkesteven.gov.uk

Tel: 01476 406080

 

Ormskirk

www.westlancs.gov.uk

Tel: 01695 585271

Email: housingoptions@westlancs.gov.uk

 

Melton Mowbray

www.melton-homes.org.uk

Tel: 01664 502502

Email: housingoptions@melton.gov.uk

 

Northampton

www.northampton.gov.uk

Tel: 01604 837837

Email: enquiries@northampton.gov.uk

 

Reading

Reading Borough Council

www.reading.gov.uk/homechoice

Tel: 0118 9372172

 

Warrington

Under One Roof

www.u-1-r.co.uk

Tel: 01744 636 363

Email: www.u-1-r.co.uk/ContactUs

 

Worcester

HomeChoice Plus

www.homechoiceplus.org.uk

Tel: 01905 722233

Email: housing@worcester.gov.uk

 

Bury CBL

Ask B

www.askb.org.uk

Tel: 0161 253 5251

Email: housingchoicescontact@bury.gov.uk

 

Kirkby CBL

Property Pool Plus

Areas covered: Kirkby, Prescot, Page Moss, Huyton, Halewood

www.propertypoolplus.org.uk

Tel: 0151 290 7000

Email: choicebasedlettings@firstark.com

 

If the area you’re interested in isn’t listed here, please see our How to apply section for out other areas.