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How to bid for social housing

There are various ways you can bid for a property, please follow the instructions or download one of our booklets.

Published on: 31 December 2020

Last updated: 31 December 2020

Bidding by mobile phone

You can bid by downloading the CBL App from the following;

Google Play
Apple AppStore

Have your User ID, PIN and the property advert number ready.

  • open a new text message on your phone
  • leaving no spaces, enter: 'bid', '#', your User ID number, '#', your PIN, then for each property you want to bid for, '#' followed by the advert reference number
    For example, if your User ID is 987654, your PIN is 010164 and you want to bid for two properties, with references 123456 and 555444, your text message would read: bid#987654#010164#123456#555444
  • check the numbers are correct, press 'send' on your key pad and key in 0780 014 0739
  • if you have followed steps 1 to 3 correctly, you should get a text from us within an hour telling you whether your bid is valid or not