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Explore your housing options and find a new home

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Welcome to Affinity Sutton Home Choice, our Choice Based Lettings scheme and housing options information service.

Choice based lettings is the way in which Affinity Sutton allocates some of its available homes. Any available homes that are not subject to local authority nomination rights will be advertised here.

New applicants
To be available to bid for housing, please follow this procedure.
  1. Check your eligibility
  2. Register to bid
  3. Go and bid for houses
Our new look Home Choice website will be available from Tuesday 27 September 2016.  There are no changes in how you log into your account.
Important Dates: Bidding Cycles
*Our bidding cycles normally run weekly from Wednesday until midnight on Monday's but please check your account on a regular basis as we may advertise some properties on different days of the week if they are immediately available homes*

Am I eligible?

The Housing Wizard is our Housing Options and Advice service.
This service is to help you find out about the different types of housing options provided by Affinity Sutton. We require you to answer a few questions so that we can assess which services will be most suitable to meet your housing needs

Once you have completed the wizard you will not automatically be registered for housing. Click the 'Apply for housing' tab.



Takes you to the Housing Options Wizard 

Apply for housing

This is where you can apply to go on our Housing Register or update us about any changes in your circumstances. 

Please note - It should take you about 30 minutes to complete the online form. Please make sure you make a note of your unique login reference number and password. You can save what you’ve completed by clicking on the Finish Later button. You’ll need to fully complete your registration within 60 days otherwise the partially complete application will be deleted from the system.

If you are not able to apply online or need further support in order to apply, please call us on 0300 100 0303 and someone from our lettings team will call you back to assist you. 

You must tell us if there are any changes in your circumstances. Any change may affect your housing need and the priority your application should be awarded. We will then reassess your application. 


Click here to 

complete an Affinity Sutton housing 

registration form

Click here to notify us of a change 

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Click here to update your telephone number(s) and email address

Apply for housing

Affinity Sutton Home Choice is our Choice Based Lettings scheme. If you have been accepted onto the Housing Register you will be able to bid for properties using the Website or Phone Service:

Website:Login Here

Phone:  0845 839 8985

There will usually be new properties available each week and you can bid anytime - day or night

If you are experiencing issues or you have any further queries, please call us on 0300 100 0303 or email us at [email protected]


Housing Options

The demand for homes exceeds the supply available. We regret we will not be able to accept everyone on to our housing register. Those people we do accept may have a considerable time to wait dependent on the property type, size and location required. Therefore we positively encourage you to use our housing options wizard before applying to register with us. The Housing Options Wizard provides more information on the range of options that may be suitable for your situation. It also has other useful advice links and information about eligibility criteria for our homes.


Affinity Sutton offers most of its new tenants a fixed term tenancy, with a one year probationary period. The usual fixed term period will be six years including an 18 month probationary period, that will be reviewed at 12 months and only continued if any of the tenancy conditions are broken. If there are no problems with the tenancy, then  the tenancy will continue until the end of the fixed term period (known as a Fixed Term tenancy).  The type of tenancy we offer you will depend on a few things such as whether you hold a tenancy with a council or other housing association immediately prior to accepting a tenancy from Affinity Sutton. The property you are accepting will also influence the type of tenancy we offer you. For more information regarding this, see our short guide to Affordable Rents and Fixed Term Tenancies.

To see exactly what your rights and responsibilities would be if you became an Affinity Sutton tenant, please see the sample tenancy agreements below. As stated above, the tenancy agreement that you receive would be dependant on your specific circumstances. We will say clearly in our offer letter to a prospective tenant what type of tenancy we will offer and for what length of time


Once you are accepted on to our housing register you'll be able to bid for suitable properties that you're interested in. You'll be able to keep track of what you've bid for on your home page. Please read all of the information on the property advert carefully before deciding to bid. It should have all of the information you need such as location, property type, size, rent and the type of tenancy we'll offer to the successful bidder. Please only bid for properties you are genuinely interested in. There is a limit of 3 bids per weekly advertising cycle.


We will allocate a home which meets the size of the property the household needs.  This means that:

  • If you are pregnant, you will no longer be awarded an extra bedroom until the baby is born
  • Two children of different gender can now share a bedroom until one of them reaches the age of 10 and two children of the same gender can share up until the age of 16.

These changes may affect how many bedrooms you are eligible for. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the Housing Options Team and we will do our best to help you.


Employment scheme
Are you in employment and looking for a home in any of these areas?

  • Abbey Hulton
  • Hull
  • Newton le Willows
  • Stafford
  • South Shields
  • Warrington
  • Widnes

If so, we may be able to consider you for a property 1 bedroom in excess of your assessed housing need.  Look out for our weekly adverts for any available properties.  We will say in our adverts if we will be able to consider under occupation for applicants who are in employment (subject to a satisfactory affordability check).  Any questions?  Please email us at [email protected]



Sign Language Tool

Video - how to bid using the site in Sign Language

Download Documents

Internet Access

Free access to the internet in Affinity Sutton

Home Choice User Guide

New Areas Available through Home Choice

You can now apply through Home Choice for properties in Southampton.  Just click on the Housing Register button to the left to apply

Frequently Available Properties

Looking for a quick move?

We may have something available in the following areas. Contact us for more details:


Central Mews, Middlesbrough

South Shields


Subject to availability. Email us at [email protected]


to find out what is available

Why Choose Affinity Sutton?


                    94% of residents who attended our annual National Residents’ Council (NRC) event in November 2014 told                                              us they would recommend Affinity Sutton to family or friends