Choice-based letting is a government-led initiative looking into new ways of letting council and registered social landlord (housing association) accommodation, giving you more choice and control over where you live. We will advertise available properties and invite you to bid for them.
Each borough calls their choice-based letting scheme something different. In Barking and Dagenham, the scheme is called More Choice in Lettings.
Properties are advertised weekly and you are able to place bids on these properties.
Registration criteria for applying:
- Anyone aged 16 years or over
- Any resident in the UK
- Those with recourse to public funds
Those who cannot register
- Applicant(s) who have previously been evicted due to antisocial behaviour or rent arrears
- Applicant(s) who have no recourse to public funds
- A British Citizen/European Union National who is not habitually resident in the common travel area
How do I apply?
To apply you must complete a Choice Homes application form, these are available at:
Barking One Stop Shop
Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7NB
Dagenham One Stop Shop
Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, RM10 9QS
Housing Advice Service
John Smith House, Bevan Avenue, Barking, IG11 9LL
The form must be fully completed, signed and returned to begin the registration process.
How your application is processed?
Your application will be processed in accordance to the
More Choice in Lettings Allocation Policy
If there are medical factors that are relevant to your housing circumstances, you will be sent a medical assessment form to complete.
When your application has been assessed and accepted, you will receive a registration letter. This will confirm to you, your registration number, (which you will need for placing bids on properties), your bedroom eligibility and your level of priority.
Please note: If there are changes to your circumstances, for example you have more children, or medical issues that affect you in your current accommodation, you must keep us informed.