Apply for social housing - Blaby District Council


Apply for social housing



If you are interested in applying for social housing you will need to join the Choice Based Lettings scheme.

Blaby District Council does not own any properties, the properties advertised through the scheme are from registered providers (housing associations).

When the properties are available the adverts will be available on the Choice Based Lettings website. If you are on the register you will be able to consider the properties that you are eligible for and make a bid.

Choice Based Lettings

Choice Based Lettings is a partnership between Blaby District Council, six other Local Authorities in Leicestershire and the Housing Associations that operate throughout the district.

  • It is an open, transparent and customer based approach to the allocation of properties.
  • It advertises properties via the internet at leicestershire homes (select Blaby).
  • Properties will be advertised through property posters and property booklets distributed throughout the district at libraries and other key venues.
  • It advertises all social rented vacancies and in the future privately rented and shared ownership properties.
  • Ensures that more choice is given to home-seekers regarding where they want to live in the district.
  • Allows home-seekers to ‘bid’ for properties that match their household requirements.
  • Allocates properties according to priority and allows home-seekers to see why bids where not successful.
  • Gives home-seekers the opportunity to place bids through the website, via telephone or by text message. Vulnerable applicants can also request that bids are placed for them.
  • It is managed by the Housing Options Team at Blaby District Council. If you have a query or require assistance with Blaby Home Search please contact the Housing Options Team on the details to the right of this page.


Scheme Guide

Allocations Policy

Choice based lettings full lettings data

Printable forms

Housing application form

Medical form

External websites

Blaby Choice Based Lettings


Housing Options
Blaby District Council
Council Offices
Desford Road
LE19 2EP

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Last updated: 15 April 2014

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