Advertising Properties


Properties are advertised each week from Thursday, in the following ways:

  • Via Property Search on this website.
  • In a newsletter available from the Customer Service Points, and libraries.
  • On display boards in the Councils Customer Service Points and on some parish council notice boards.

The adverts tell you about the landlord, location, size, rent and other features of the properties to help you decide which are right for you.

Where available a photograph of the property or a similar house type is provided and you can access information about the local area and facilities.

The advert also tells you if there are any special requirements that the applicant must meet, such as age requirements and whether preference will be given to people with a local connection to that area.


A range of symbols are used to tell you about the property.


The number of bedrooms in the property



The property advertised is designated as sheltered housing, for applicants aged 55 years or over.
The minimum or maximum age that an applicant must be to apply for the property (age restriction will be displayed within the icon when viewed on the Property Search or the Newsletter)


The property has a garden



Off road parking is available at the property



The property is offered with preference given to local applicants




This is a Registered Providers (Housing Association) property. The landlords name will be detailed in the property advert.




These properties are available on a first come first served basis, there is no need to place a bid, just contact us to express your interest. You will need to be on the Councils Housing Register, and all offers are subject to affordability checks. If you are interested contact the Lettings Team on Tel: 01695 585276


Applying for a property

To apply for a property you must tell us that you want to be considered for it. You may only apply for a property that is suitable for your family size.

You can express your interest or bid, as it is also known, in one of the following ways:

  • Online through our website.
  • By telephoning our 24hr automated bidding line on 0300 777 1370
  • On the mobile site


Properties available to rent are advertised for 6 days, the advertising cylce for a property can start on any day, it is therefore important that you check the website for new vacancies on a regualr basis.

You will only be able to bid for a property that is suitable for your family size.


Help using HomeFinder

If you or someone you know would like help to use our HomeFinder service please contact our Lettings team.