Find a Home

Find a Home

This page contains information about Homesearch, the Council's online social housing marketplace.

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Overview of Homesearch

Homesearch is a Choice Based Lettings scheme which helps you to find a home of your choice. We work in partnership with Gedling and Rushcliffe Borough Councils to operate the scheme together with partner Housing Associations, or Registered Providers of social housing.

Register with Homesearch

The easiest way to apply to our housing register is through the Homesearch website (Opens in a New Window).

You will need to provide proof of identification and supporting documents to enable your application to be processed.

Applications from Council tenants are called Transfer Applications and are assessed in the same way as all other housing applications.

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Homesearch Registration Process

Once all the required information has been received, your application will be assessed. You will be allocated a band, depending on your circumstances. More information about the bands can be found on the Homesearch website (Opens in a New Window)

You will be sent a registration letter, which will include:

  • Your registration number

  • What band your application has been placed into

  • What your effective date is

You will be able to place bids on advertised properties when you have received your registration letter.

Apply for Housing

Properties are advertised on Homesearch every week from Thursday at 00:01 a.m. until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m, during which you can place bids on these properties.

Bids can be placed in the following ways:

  • Logging into your Homesearch account

  • Automated telephone service - 0300 011 0311

  • In person at the Council Offices

  • Contacting the Lettings team

After the advertising cycle closes a shortlist of applicants who have bid for each property is generated. Applicants will then be assessed on priority and length of time on the register. If you are successful you will be contacted by telephone or letter.

Further Information

Please view our frequently asked questions.


Contact
Housing
tel: 0115 917 7777