Bidding for a property


Bidding is how you show you’re interested in a moving to a property. It doesn’t mean you’re bidding money.

How to bid for properties Click to get info

To bid you need to be on the housing register.  Also you need to have been given a ‘reasonable’ or ‘additional (plus)’ preference housing priority level.

If you don’t know your priority level or haven’t been given one, find out how priority is given here.

How to find properties Click to get info

You’ll find all properties advertised in a weekly magazine called ‘Choice Homes’.

You can browse them online at the Choices Homes website.

Or you can find copies at housing service points around the borough.

You can bid for up to two properties each week by phone, text, or on the East London Lettings Company (ELLC) website.

Get help with bidding Click to get info

Details of how the bidding process works is here.

 You may find you’re restricted from bidding. Find out about bidding restrictions here

If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service pc to log your request/report.  Staff are available to support you if you need it.​​​​​​​

Contact Click to get info

For any other questions about the bidding system, including lost and replacement bidding numbers contact the allocations team.

Phone 020 8496 3000