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Bidding for a property

How do I apply for a property?

You can express your interest or bid, as it is also known, in the following ways:

  • Online through this website
  • By calling in to any of our partners' offices.
  • By contacting the Home Choice Lincs Team on 01472 326296 option 2

How many properties can I express an interest in?

You will be able to express an interest in a maximum of three properties per calendar week. However, you will only be able to express interest in properties that are suitable for your family make-up.

How long will I have to bid for a property?

Properties are advertised for 7 days at a time.  New properties can be added to the system any day between Monday and Friday.

Will I know how many other people are interested in the same property?

Yes, when you bid for a property you will be told where you are in the queue. This is likely to change frequently due to other people bidding for the same property. Using this information you may decide to withdraw your bid for one property and bid for a different property for which you are higher placed in the queue. You can do this at any time before the closing date.

What do all those symbols or icons mean?

We use lots of symbols or icons to help you see, at a glance, what conditions are attached each property. Here's a guide.

How do you decide who is offered a property?

Once the closing date for bids has passed a shortlist of interested applicants is drawn up. The shortlist is in order of eligibility according to the criteria stated in the advert details for that property. The applicant at the top of the list will normally be offered the property. Click Step Three-Offer for more details.