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WELCOME TO Bucks Home Choice

Bidding Cycle

Bidding on:

Issue 376

opens Thursday:

20 December at 9am

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Once bidding closes, the shortlists will then be generated according to:

• The priority banding of the applicant

• Local connection to the district

• Date of Registration


Once the shortlist has been generated the nominating officer will review in accordance with the Bucks Home Choice Allocation Policy.

Viewing

Once the nominating officer has reviewed the shortlist the applicant at the top of each shortlist will be contacted. This may be initially by letter or it may be directly by the landlord to arrange a viewing. Some landlords may contact the top 3 or 5 applicants. If they do this, they will tell the shortlisted applicants their position on the shortlist.

If you are shortlisted and are invited to view a property and you have changed your mind, or are unable to go along at the time given, please let the landlord know. If you decline the viewing because you no longer wish to be considered for this property you must also contact the partner that is managing your application to discuss your reasons why.

Offers

The landlord of the property will consider the suitability of the applicant before they offer a tenancy. Landlords may have their own allocations policy and the final decision to offer a tenancy lies with them.

If you are offered a property, whilst this offer is being considered you will be unable to bid on any further properties.

You do not have to accept an offer of a property, but if you do not you must contact the nominating authority and the landlord with your reasons why you are not willing to accept.

Important: If you bid on, and subsequently refuse, three offers to view or accept a property, your application may be suspended for 6 months and you will be unable to bid during this time. The only exception to this is to applicants that are owed a full homeless duty by one of the partner districts, as below.

Offers to Applicants Accepted as Homeless

If you are someone to whom the council has accepted a homelessness duty, the details of your homelessness acceptance letter will confirm additional rules that apply. If a homeless applicant wishes to refuse a property or a viewing they must contact their homelessness officer immediately to discuss why the property is not suitable for their needs.