Bolsover District Council to launch new housing application system

Bolsover District Council is set to launch its new housing application system on Thursday 19th January 2012, which will give people more choice over where they would like to live.

Choice Based Lettings (CBL) or Bolsover Lettings will allow people who are registered on the Council’s Housing Register to express an interest or ‘bid’ for properties that become available.

This new system will give people the chance to look at available properties on a dedicated website (www.bolsoverlettings.org.uk) or in council offices and they can ‘bid’ by phone (0845 505 2360), by text (07537 402491), over the internet and in Council Contact Centres.

Applicants can bid on up to three properties each week from Thursday morning’s until midnight on Tuesday’s (bidding will close at our Contact Centres at noon on Tuesdays).

To help people understand the new system better and give them an insight into how the scheme will work, four open days have been arranged as follows:

Sherwood Lodge, Bolsover - Monday 9th January 2012 from 9am – noon and from 2pm – 7pm

The Hub, South Normanton - Tuesday 10th January 2012 from 9am – noon

Clowne Contact Centre - Wednesday 11th January 2012 from 9am – noon

Shirebrook Contact Centre - Friday 13th January from 10.30am – 1pm

Bolsover District Council’s cabinet member for housing management, Coun Keith Bowman said, “This is a new system that is designed to give people more choice and more say in where they want to live. By increasing the choice of properties and places available, we hope to develop more settled and sustainable communities.

“We have written to everyone on our housing register about the new scheme, but I would urge people to come along to the open days and talk to us and see for themselves what is available and what they need to do.”

As well as bidding for Bolsover District Council properties, applicants can also bid for some properties within Chesterfield Borough Council, North East Derbyshire District Council (Rykneld Homes) and Bassetlaw District Council (A1 Housing).