Bidding for Social Housing
You can apply or bid for a home through your local council. by Bidding for Social Housing.
Your local council has an online system where you can look for a home.
If you like a home and it’s suitable for you,
by applying online Let the council know you’re interested
Apply: this is known as 'bidding',
but it does not involve money.
Your council will tell you how their bidding system works. Council housing - GOV.UK
What does social housing mean?
Social housing is lower-cost rented housing provided by landlords registered with the social housing regulator,
known as a social landlord.
Social landlords could be a council or a housing association.
offer greater security from eviction than private rented housing.
Often cheaper and can
What qualifies you for social housing?
To qualify for an allocation of social housing in the borough you must:
Be eligible for an allocation of housing under immigration laws.
Also over .18 years old
Age 55 or over for sheltered housing applicants
Not have refused any offer or nomination of suitable accommodation within the last two years
Is social housing same as council housing?
Houses and flats built for social housing use.
built by local authorities
are known as council houses,
Furthermore . the role of non-profit housing associations is more important
Consequently the term "social housing" became more widely used, as technically council housing only ..
Social homes have rents pegged to local incomes
and provide a truly affordable, secure housing option for people across the country
Homes for people who need them
Social housing should be there for anyone who needs it.
At present, the law states
social housing, entitlement
and should get preference on the waiting list.
But councils have lots of flexibility on who qualifies locally and social landlords can refuse to let to people if they choose to.