Choice Based Lettings
Choice Based Lettings (CBL) is a simple, clear process
through which affordable housing is allocated in Broxbourne to
applicants on the housing register and transfer list. CBL
allows you to let the Council know which properties you would like
to be put forward for in the area of your choice, rather than the
Council nominating you to a property.
The fact sheet for choice based lettings can be downloaded
through the links on the right hand side of this page.
How does Choice Based Lettings work?
The scheme puts the initiative on you, the customer, to express
an interest for properties that are advertised. To express an
interest means to tell us that you would like to live in a certain
property; it does not involve a deposit or any money.
Those registered on the Council's housing register and transfer
list can 'bid' for properties they are interested in. The
successful bidder is the person with the highest points and who
best meets the criteria for the
property. Our allocations
policy details how the Council determines priorities
between housing applicants.
You will be able to express an interest using a variety of
methods including via the internet, by telephone, text
message or with paper coupons.
The graph below highlights the preferred method of bidding
for clients in Broxbourne:
What happens when I bid for a housing association
The housing options team will draw up the shortlist of the
bidders for the properties on the Wednesday after the bidding cycle
closes. If you are the top bidder we will contact you and let
you know. We will then forward your details to the Housing
Association (HA), who will contact you directly to arrange to view
Following the viewing, if you still want to move into the
accommodation, the HA will offer the property to you.
Normally, there is no problem with this process. However,
HA's do reserve the right to decline any nomination
Under CBL will there be more properties?
Unfortunately, CBL will not increase the number of properties
available for letting so you may still have to wait to be
What is the CBL scheme called?
HomeOption is the name of the choice based lettings scheme
operating in Broxbourne.
Where can I find out more about HomeOption?
If you would like more information about how this scheme will
work and how you can make an expression of interest, please
call 01992 785523. More information on CBL can also be
found on the HomeOption website.
I need information in different languages/formats
If you need the choice based lettings guide in large print,
braille, on an audio tape or in another language, please contact
01992 785523 or e-mail email@example.com.
I need more information about CBL
For more information about Choice Based Lettings, visit the
FAQ's section, or contact the Council.