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, Melton, Oadby & Wigston, Harborough, Hinckley, Northwest Leicestershire & Charnwood all run the Choice Based Lettings Scheme

  • You only need one application if you want to apply to any of the District Council's.

  • 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 housing associations will advertise them on the Choice Based Lettings website. When you have an active housing application you can put 'bids' on these properties.


Choice Based Lettings

What is Choice Based Lettings?

If you would like to apply for social housing within Blaby District, you should complete an application for Choice Based Lettings.

You can apply by, completing a form online at or printing off and completing a application below.

Who can apply?

In order to apply, you must meet some eligibility criteria.

  • Have a local connection to Blaby District Council or have a local connection to any of the seven districts (Local connection criteria outlined in the Policy).

  • Be over the age of 16 years old (However please note the housing associations set their own minimum age criteria).

Who is not eligible?

  • Homeseekers with no local connection

  • If you are subject to immigration control - will need to see a copy fo your status papers (If you are NOT eligible for help, you can contact the refugee council for advice

  • If you are under the age of 16 years old (Please note that the Housing Providers set their own minimum age on the adverts)

  • Homeseekers who have financial means to provide their own accommodation (Exceptions are made if a need for supported accommodation demonstrated)

  • Homeseekers who have housing related arrears over £300 with no re-payment plan set up

  • In certain circumstances a homeseeker may be considered unsuitable to be a tenant and refused to join the register due to behavior or convictions.

How to apply?

If you are a new applicant or a transfer applicant, you can apply for general needs and supported accommodation by clicking on the link Choice Based Lettings application.

If you have any medical conditions please complete a copy of the medical form (below).

Alternatively you can print out a copy of the Housing application form, complete it and return it to the Housing Options Team.

What happens next?

Once you submit your application (paper or online) we require copies of the proofs listed as you complete the form. (See the frequently asked questions page for further info).

Once we have a completed application and the proofs, your application number and log in details will be provided via email or the post

Further information

Social housing exchanges - see FAQ page

Supported accommodation


Scheme Guide

Allocations Policy

Printable forms

Housing application form

Medical form

External websites

Blaby Choice Based Lettings


Housing Options
Blaby District Council
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Last updated: 16 February 2015

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