Weekly Property Adverts
You can bid for properties from 00:01 every Thursday
until 23:59 the following Monday.
Bid online at: www.northumberlandhomefinder.org.uk
Telephone your bid to: 0845 270 1997
Text your bid to: 0778 148 6956
How often are properties
Properties available for rent are
advertised weekly. As soon as we are given formal notice
that a property is due to become vacant we will advertise it.
What if I am having difficulty in
finding out about the properties that you have
You should contact your local Northumberland
Homefinder office who will be able to offer you support if you need
Can I bid for properties in any area
Yes. you can bid for any of the
properties that you are eligible for, regardless of where they
are in Northumberland. Some properties may be subject to
certain conditions, such as disabled adapted properties or
properties in rural areas. If this is the case, we will
clearly state the conditions in the advert.
How long will I have to bid for a
Bids can only be placed during the advertising
cycle i.e. between 00.00 on Thursday and 23.59 the
Will I know how many other people are
interested in the same property?
Yes, when you bid for a property you will be
able to see where you are in the queue. This is likely
to change frequently due to other people bidding for the same
Can I withdraw my bid once it has been
Yes, you can withdraw your bid at any
How do you decide who is offered a
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 and the priority band and housing
register registration date of the applicant. The applicant at
the top of the list will normally be offered the property.
If my bid is successful, will I
definitely be made an offer?
- You may not be invited to view the property
for the following reasons:
- You owe rent or have other housing related
- You have been involved in anti-social
behaviour such as drug dealing, threatening or causing violence,
domestic violence, intimidation, racial harassment or noise
- You have sufficient resources to solve
your own housing problems
- Your circumstances have changed and
this results in a reduction in your level of priority.
- You do not meet the specific
requirements of the property (which will be clearly stated in the
If I am offered a property, will I be
able to view it before making up my mind?
Yes. You will be given an opportunity to view
the property and decide whether you would like to accept it.
What if I don’t like the property when
I have seen it?
You will not normally be penalised for
refusing a property that you have been offered and will still be
able to express interest in properties that become available.