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Bid for housing

If you have applied for council housing and have 120 points or more, you can bid for council and housing association properties.

Coronavirus update

Choice Based Lettings will remain open in line with Government guidance regarding the coronavirus.

Islington Council follows the latest government and public health guidance around social distancing, so though the Choice Based Lettings system will be the same, there are new ways to conduct viewings and tenancy sign-ups; inspect properties for vacating tenants; and prepare homes to be relet in a way that keeps residents and staff safe. Further information can be found in the frequently asked questions document below. If you have any questions, please contact the Rehousing team by email.

We will continue to allocate housing in line with the council’s  Allocation Scheme.

More information about bidding can be found here

Vacant properties

We advertise vacant properties weekly on the Home Connections website. Bidding opens every Thursday and closes Sunday midnight.

We will let you know what size property you can bid for, and provide you with your User ID and Pin number which you need to be able to bid for properties.

You may wish to see how different-sized council properties are distributed across Islington and your chances of being housed or rehoused

If you are the successful bidder for a property please have your documents ready to provide us as we will need these to check your application. You will have 48 hours to provide them from the time they are requested and if you do not provide them in this time you will miss out on the property.

We do not have the resources to contact unsuccessful applicants individually. If you have bid for a property or attended a viewing and we have not contacted you within seven days, please assume that you have not been successful. We update the property details on a regular basis. You can check the status of the listing to see if your bid was successful.

The documents we need are:

  • Proof of identity (ID) for all the people moving in with you - either birth certificate or passport

  • Proof that you are still living at the address you applied from – copies of official letters, bank statements, utility bills

You may also be asked for:

  • Proof that you have been asked to leave your home – copy of your notice seeking possession

  • Proof of your immigration status

We may also carry out a home visit.

How to bid

Bid through the Home Connections website:

Bid through the Home Connections app:

Recent changes to your points or priority may not be reflected immediately. If you think that your points are incorrect, or you should be able to bid on a property but can't, please contact us on 020 7527 4140 or 020 7527 4143.

  • Home connections

    Islington's Choice Based Letting Scheme. Bid for housing every Thursday to Sunday. You will need 120 points or more to bid.

  • Change of circumstances

    If you are on the housing register and something has changed, please tell us so we can update your points.

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