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How to Bid

How To Bid

If you have found a property that is the right size for your household and that you would like to be considered for you need to place a bid. A bid is not a financial bid but an expression of interest in a home.

You can place a bid in the following ways:

  • Using the Bexley HomeChoice web site
  • Using the interactive telephone service
  • By sending a text message

Using the Bexley HomeChoice web site

You can use any computer, for example your own or a computer at your local Library. You will need to be a member of your library to do this but it is free to join, you just need to fill out a Library Membership application form and provide proof of ID with your address. You can then take advantage of all of the other services your Libraries offer!

You can use a computer at the Bexley Civic Offices Contact Centre between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm. Please note that computers at the Contact Centre are limited so you may wish to visit your local library instead where more computers may be available. If you are a member of the Library you can book a time slot for a computer at the Library in advance.

You can find the User Guide on how to place bids using the internet here.

Using the Interactive Telephone Service – 0300 011 4320

Once you have found a home or homes you would like to bid on, make sure you have the property reference number shown in the advert together with your registration number and PIN. Then call the above number and follow the voice instructions to place your bids.

You can find the User Guide on how to place bids using the Interactive Telephone Service here.

Sending a text message – 07786 205102

You can also text a bid. To do this you will need your registration number, your password and the property reference of the home or homes you want to bid on. You can find the User Guide on how to place a bid by text message here.

Once bidding closes, a shortlist of the highest priority bidders will be prepared and passed to the relevant Landlord who will contact those on the shortlist to arrange a viewing.

If you are not contacted by the Landlord you have not been successful in bidding so try again for another home. 

To see what homes are available this week please log in to your account and click on the 'eligible properties' button to see what properties you are able to bid on.

If you need additional help to search or to place a bid using any of the methods above contact the Bexley Allocations Service by uisng the 'contact us' tab at the top of the Bexley HomeChoice home page.