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Choice Based Lettings

All council and some housing association vacancies are now advertised and let through choice based lettings.

You will need to register to join the scheme by applying online at

All applications must be supported by certain proofs and evidence. These can be scanned and e-mailed to, faxed to 0116 288 7828, or posted/handed into the council offices at 40 Bell Street.

Details of how your application will be dealt with are available at Here you are also able to place bids on available properties for which you are eligible.

The residency criteria in deciding whether an applicant has a local connection changed on 23 March 2016. Applicants will now have to have been living in the borough for 2 years before qualifying to appear on the Housing Register unless another criteria - such as close family connections or employment - applies.

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