This page gives you quick information on the Choice Based Lettings Scheme and has links to take you to pages where you can view properties, check your details and bid for properties.

“Login” button takes you to the page where you enter your Password to see your details and bid on properties – NOTE – to Log in you must be a registered user of the site.

“See All Properties” – takes you to a page where you can look at the properties on the site– any one can use this facility but you cannot bid on any properties unless you login (see above)

“Housing Options” – takes you to a page with details on other ways of finding housing and meeting housing need.

“This week’s advert and results” – takes you to a page where adverts for properties are stored.

“Languages” – takes you to a page where you can change the language the key information on the site is displayed in

“Contact Us” – takes you to a page where you can get details of how to contact us.


The links at the top of the page let you change the size and colour layout of the site to suit your needs and move around the site quickly via the sitemap if this suits you.

The Accessibility link gives you more information about features on the site to help visually impaired users use the site.
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Housing Options from Homebid

Introducing The Homebid Employment Connections Service

HECS is now available for Homebid users. This new service brings together information on finding a training course, help with writing a CV, improving your skills for employment, as well as a job search tool. You can also use it to find information about managing money, in-work benefits and other benefits, childcare information and access to local health services.

To use this service you will need to have your Homebid User ID and Pin number handy.


Homebid is the allocations scheme for Council and Housing Association accommodation in Southampton, giving you choice about where you want to live.

You can use Homebid to look for properties and place bids. You need to be registered on Southampton’s Housing Register before you can bid.

The demand for general needs Council and Housing Association accommodation in Southampton far exceeds the number of homes available. We are not able to help everyone that applies. Therefore, you should consider alternative housing options in addition to Homebid, for example renting privately, living with family, renting a room, shared ownership, mutual exchange. The needs of those requiring supported accommodation for older people (60+) is more easily met.

If you are not registered, you will need to complete a Housing Register application form, available here or visit Gateway at One Guildhall Square.

The scheme covers all the available Council and Housing Association homes in Southampton, including accommodation for older people. The scheme is for existing Council and Housing Association tenants, as well as those applying for the first time.

How does Homebid work? Click the link on the right hand side of this page to download the user guide.