Bid for a property

Bid for a Property

If you are on the Housing Register and have received your Application Reference you are ready to bid for a property online.

Your bidding information

Your Application Reference will arrive with a letter in the post.

This includes your:

  • Application reference number
  • Housing need band information
  • The date you joined the Register
  • And the size of property you can bid on.

You will need your Application Reference to register for the first time online.

Click on the sections below for other important information.


What you need to know about bidding

Properties are advertised every Wednesday for 1 week:

  • You can bid as early as 12:01am and as late as 23:59pm on the following Tuesday.
  • You can bid on up to 3 properties a week.
  • If you change your mind about a bid, you can move your bid to another property.
  • You will only be able to bid for properties that you qualify for.

By placing a bid on a property, you are expressing an interest only.

View available properties

You can view all available properties online or in the One Stop Shop at the Guildhall.

How bids are assessed

The highest bidder will be most in need of housing. You can read more about this here.

There is no advantage to bidding early in the cycle. 

Help with bidding

Contact our Rehousing Team for help with bidding:

Make an appeal

You can appeal a decision made on your housing application within 21 days of the decision.

You will need to show evidence of how you meet the criteria in Northampton Borough Council's Allocations Policy.

Send an appeal online

Change in circumstances

If your housing situation has changed, you need to let NPH's Rehousing Team know about this.

Request a change in circumstances