Areas of choice

Choosing where you want to live

When you apply for housing we will ask you to pick one or preferably two areas where you would like to live. We call these your “areas of choice”.

Your areas of choice 

Some areas are very popular and you may face a very long wait before you are offered a home.  If you change your area of choice it may increase your chances of being made an offer. 

You can also choose your preferred landlord, if there's more than one with homes in the area. This may also increase the likelihood of us offering you a home.

You might also choose a larger area that includes a greater number of estates or neighbourhoods. We call this a General Housing Area (GHA). It may offer you a greater choice of social landlords.

You can change your areas of choice at any time. You can do this by contacting us by phone on 03448 920 900 or by writing to us.

You can find our contact details at:

We also advertise properties that are immediately available through our choice based lettings scheme. You must be on the waiting list to apply for a home through this scheme.

You can see these properties at:

If you need more advice or information contact your local office on 03448 920 900.

Transfers and exchanges
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