Please read this page for some quick handy hints on how to use this website; if you need to contact somebody about something related to using this website please contact us.

This page is a handy tutorial on the following common tasks:
Please click on a bullet point below to view the help section

How to register on the system 

Registering on the system will allocate you a login reference which will allow you to log back in at any time to complete an application, update an application, and when approved, bid on properties and view your bids.

Click on the register button on the top right hand side of the Home page and complete the form.

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When you have completed the form, click Image of submit button

You will then be given a login reference which you will need to note down.

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How to complete an application form

Once you are registered on the system and have a login you will be able to complete an application form (for example a housing register application form).

To complete the application you will first need to be logged in. If you are not already logged in you can do so by clicking on the Login button on the top right of the screen and entering your login reference followed by the memorable date you set when you originally registered and then press Continue.

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Now enter the password you set when you registered (if required) and press Continue.

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You will now be logged into your My Account screen. Click on the Apply for Social Housing link

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Complete the social housing form and on the final page, press Image of submit button

Your application has now been submitted and when it has been approved, you will be able to bid on properties you are eligible for. To view the status of your application, click on My account in the top right of the screen and your application status will be displayed.

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How to search and bid for properties

You do not need to be logged in to search for properties, but you do have to be logged in and have an active application to bid on properties.

Click Properties and recent lets search, select the type of property you are searching for, enter an area and press Search. If you just press Search without selecting a property type or area, all available properties will be displayed.

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A list of properties will be displayed. If you are logged in, you will see in the bottom right hand corner if you are eligible or not. Your potential position on the shortlist at time of bidding is also displayed. This position can change.

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If you are eligible and would like to bid on this property, select the 'apply for property' link.

Confirm your contact details are correct and update them if needed and then press Confirm details and apply.

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How to view and withdraw bids

You must first be logged into the system to view and withdraw bids. Once logged in you will need to navigate to the My Account page, from here there is a panel on the right hand side with a link to My Bids.

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Your active bids will be displayed. 

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To view historic bids, use the filters.

To withdraw a bid, click in the checkbox to the left of the bid and press Image of withdraw selected button

Choice Homes is asking me for a password to login;

A new level of security has been put on the choice homes site. Requesting current users to enter a password that is between 6 and 10 characters long, has at least 2 lower case letters, 2 upper case letters and 2 numbers. Symbols and punctuation are not allowed. Please note the additional layer of security has been put in place since September 2021 and you will need to create and remember your new password, Memorable date, and login reference number to log into your account.

I have forgotten my Password and can’t log into my Choice Homes Account?

In order to reset your password, you will need to take the following steps;


  1. Enter your Login reference number into the your login reference tab (your login reference is your housing reference number that was provided to you when you first applied)

  2. Click Continue

  3. Click i have forgotten my password link


  4. Type in your Login reference number, email, postcode and at least 2 of the following NI, DOB, Postcode or Family Name)

  5. Click Reset and your new login details will be emailed to you.


404 Error during bidding process

Some Users are expeincing a issue during the bidding process and are presented with a 404 Error Screen or Non Responsive Apply and Confirm Bid Button Below

If the above errors appears please use the tempory solution below to turn off privacy settings. 

Select "Privacy" button on bottom right from the Home Page

Select "Reject All" then click "Save and Exit" then please login and place your bid.