To apply for a home, you need to register with your local authority who will operate a choice based lettings system, which allows home seekers to bid for vacant properties. Once you have registered, you will receive a bidding reference number which you will need to use every time you want to bid for a property. When you have placed your bid, the local authority concerned will allocate the property depending on the priority level of the bidder. 

How do I register with my local authority?

You will need to complete an application form and supply relevant documentation. Once your local authority has received this, they will give you a bidding reference number.

Wychavon District Council: This covers Bromsgrove, Malvern, Stratford upon Avon, Worcester, Wychavon and Wyre Forest. Applications need to be made with Home Choice Plus. Follow the link below to register.

Redditch Home Choice: This covers homes in the Redditch district. Applications need to be made with Redditch Home Choice. Follow the link below to register.

Gloucestershire Homeseeker: This covers Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury. Applications need to be made with Gloucestershire Homeseeker. Follow the link below to register.

If you are - or are about to become - homeless, visit the Shelter website for useful information.