From 3rd December 2014 the Council will make a significant change to its Housing Allocations Policy to ensure that only those who have a strong connection to the Borough continue to be able to access social housing in Crawley. From this date housing register applicants will need to have lived continuously in the Borough of Crawley for 5 years in order for them to continue to qualify to be on the Housing Register. Please click here for more information
‘Bidding’ means that instead of us contacting you about available properties, you are able to bid for any available property that you are eligible for. You will need to choose a home and place a bid on the property you want to be considered for.
Our letting scheme is very popular. But it does mean that you need to take the lead when applying for an available property. If you don’t bid, we won’t be able to help you.
If you need help with bidding, you can speak to a member of staff on 01293 438608 or pop in to the town hall and we’ll help you get started.
When you see a property that you want to bid for, you need to register your interest in it. Click here for more information on how to bid.
After each bidding cycle closes at midnight on a Thursday, we will then offer the property to the bidder in the highest banding (banding A+) who has the earliest priority housing date.
If no bids are received from people in the highest banding we will then move to the next banding and so on until a suitable match is found. In rare cases where no bids are received, we will re-advertise the property the following week.
You can login to your account to find out why you were not successful with your bid.
Successful bidders will be notified by us as soon as possible. Details of the banding and application date of the successful applicants will be posted on the Recent Lets section of this website.
If we are unable to contact the successful bidder we will offer the property to the person next in line. When you place your bid, and you are the successful bidder, this will count as one of your three offers.
You can find out your current banding and priority housing date by logging into your account . If you forget your log-in details please contact us on 01293 438608.
If you are placing your bid on this website or via the telephone or mobile phone we will tell you which properties you are eligible for. You can find more information about eligiblity by clicking on How to Use this Service.
If your circumstances change this could affect the size of property you are able to bid for. More details are in the Housing Allocations Scheme.
There are a number of reasons why you may not have been the successful bidder. We will not have been able to consider your bid if:
After every bidding cycle you can find out why you were not successful by log-in onto your account