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We have changed the way the council housing waiting list works. In order to remain on the Housing Register you will need to make a new Housing Application online by visiting www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/findingahome. We have also implemented a new Housing Allocations Policy in line with the new system.
You will no longer be able to 'bid' on properties in other council areas using the council website. If you have a local connection with another Leicestershire District or Borough Council then you will need to apply to them directly. If you do not have a local connection with Hinckley and Bosworth Borough then your application will be rejected. Please note, as part of the Housing Allocations Policy review, our local connection criteria has now been updated.
If you do not already have an e-mail address then now would be a good time to explore obtaining a free e-mail address in time for the new Choice Based Lettings system. You will need an email address in order to access the new customer portal where any correspondence regarding your application for housing will be uploaded. This will include notification that your application has been activated and the housing need band that you have been awarded. The customer portal is also the place where you will be able to upload any documentation required to support your application, and also where you will be required to log on weekly to 'bid' on available properties. You can receive help and support setting an email address up by calling a member of the Housing Options team on 01455 23814.
Unless you have an urgent need to move, we would advise that it would be beneficial for you to apply on the new Choice Based Lettings system only, by visiting www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/findingahome.
Any application for housing submitted currently on this website (not the above) will take around 6-8 weeks and will not be activated by the time this system is closed down, to assess due to the high volume of applications we are currently experiencing.
Please note, if you choose to carry on submitting an application on this system, you will also need to reapply for housing on the new system by visiting www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/findingahome. In addition you will need to resubmit any proofs required at this time, as we wont be able to take over any proofs previously supplied for applications on our current system.
If you wish to discuss this with anyone in further detail, please call a member of the Housing Options team on 01455 238141.
GDPR is the new European Regulation which supercedes the Data Protection Act from 25 May 2018.
The Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council online housing application will soon be amended to include a Privacy Statement which will explain what happens to your data that we collect.
All new applications will be asked if they understand and agree with the Privacy Statement before they proceed to enter any personal data.
Whilst the on-line application is being upgraded, please refer to our Privacy Notice.
Using this web site you can:
You can also:
A ten minute video demonstration is available on how to use the web site. To view this please click on video demonstration.
For a full list of our partners and their contact details, please click on partners.
Using this service gives you more choice in deciding where you want to live. Instead of waiting for an offer of accommodation, you can see which properties are coming vacant and ask to be put forward for them. Properties that are available for rent and shared ownership will be advertised each fortnight.
You can tell us which properties you are interested in. We call this 'bidding' but it won't cost you a penny. Before you can bid for a property you must be accepted onto the Hinckley and Bosworth Council's housing register or be registered already with one of the other Leicestershire councils and have an approved connection to Hinckley and Bosworth. Click here to apply on-line using the online form.
If you are interested in moving to a neighbouring council area you will be able to bid for a selection of properties in the rest of Leicestershire. You can bid for these properties without having to register again with those councils. To see these properties click on Search at the top of the page and select 'Leicestershire properties to rent'.
Not everyone will be successful in getting a council or housing association home. Demand is much greater than the number of vacancies. Check on the results of Recent Lets to find out if you are likely to be successful in the near future.
If you would like help to use this service, please contact the council's housing team /customer services at or contact your landlord, if you are already a housing association tenant. Click on How to Contact Us on the left or use the Contact Form by clicking above.
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