Will I be invited to view a property?
We normally invite the five bidders with the highest priority and points to view each property.
Viewing a council property
Viewings for council properties will nearly always be on the Tuesday following the property advert. If we shortlist you we will contact you on Monday (the day after the bidding closes) to invite you to view the next day. So if you bid for a council property please make sure you are available to view it the following Tuesday.
Viewing a housing association property
With housing association homes the viewing days can vary and you will usually be given longer notice of the viewing date. The housing association will contact you directly to invite you to view the property.
Sometimes you might be in the top five bidders but it might not be appropriate to for us to shortlist you. For example, we would not normally allow someone with a history of anti-social behaviour to view a property in a block where a lot of older people live.
Housing associations often have their own rules on the number of people who can live in their properties. In certain circumstances, we may not shortlist you for a housing association property if there are more people in your household than they will allow. Find out more about HA bedroom standards.
If you are not in the top five bidders, we will not contact you directly to let you know. You can check your position on the shortlist by visiting the Home Connections website and following these instructions:
- Click on 'I'm already registered' and enter your PIN and User ID
- Go to 'previous bids' and select 'show all' on the drop down menu. Click 'Go'.
- Look on the far right hand column entitled 'Your bid came'. This tells you the final position of your bid.
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