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Welcome to Homesearch

 

Need to move fast? We can help you!

There are many more people who want social housing than there are properties available. Even if you are in a high priority, you are likely to be waiting several months at the very least. Rushcliffe Borough Council are now advertising private rented properties all around the Nottingham area on their website.
However, you may still be able to access other social rented housing (i.e Metropolitan housing) or private rented tenancies in the borough which do not have the same restrictions and are open to all.  If interested, please have a look and see what's available! There is no application form and no waiting list - just contact the landlord to find out if a property is suitable for you.


Losing Housing Benefit because you have a spare bedroom? We can help you find an exchange

You might find a smaller property for a mutual exchange through Home Swap Direct. Simply enter your requirements, and make sure you click on "National results" and "National links" to see all the properties available for mutual exchange. If you are already a council or housing association tenant, you can register on any of these websites for free.


Why not try the new Housing Options wizard and find out about other options that may be suitable for you?


Are you looking to rent a garage in Rushcliffe? Click here to find out more.


Homesearch is very different from the old way of allocating social housing. Available properties will be advertised every week on the online property shop, and in public places such as council offices and libraries.

You can then express an interest (or “bid”) for properties that meet your needs. The person with the greatest housing need who bids for a property will be offered it. In this way, Homesearch gives you more choice about where you live.

There are many ways to bid for properties, including via the website, in person at the council offices, by post, or by telephone and text. We can also support you to do this. Each "bidding cycle" starts at midnight on Thursday, and closes at midnight the following Wednesday. You cannot place a bid on Wednesdays.

Please note that it does not matter when in the cycle you place your bid. All bids received in the cycle are treated the same, whether they are placed on the first day of the cycle or the last. What matters is your local connection, your priority band, and how long you have been in that priority band (called your effective date).

If you need assistance to use Homesearch, please see the Forms and Information section for easy-to-read user guides. If you require further assistance, please contact us by selecting the How to Contact Us section.

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