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 the Privacy Notice.