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How It Works

How to Apply For Homes Using The Trafford Home Choice Website

1. Registration

To apply for social housing in Trafford you need to complete an online application form by clicking on the Register button at the top of the page.

If you are struggling with the online form or need assistance with accessing the service, contact HOST on 0161 912 2230.

 2. Assessment

When we have received your electronic form we will make an assessment of your circumstances and award the appropriate banding.  In certain circumstances we may ask you to provide additional evidence

For a full breakdown of the Priority Bands please click here (https://www.trafford.gov.uk/about-your-council/strategies-plans-and-policies/housing-strategy/docs/Housing-Allocation-Policy.pdf) to view the Allocations Policy

 3. Bidding

Once you have received confirmation of your registration you will be able to start bidding on properties. (No money or financial commitment is involved).  You may have a maximum of two bids at any one time.

Available homes will be advertised every Wednesday from 10am until midnight on a Sunday. So if you are only visiting the website once a week make it on one of these days to ensure you see all our adverts. 

You can place bids for properties on this website by logging into your application, click on the login tab at the top of the page.

If you are unable to place a bid online you can contact HOST on 0161 912 2230 to place a bid on your behalf.  Please have your application reference number to hand.

You can also set up property alerts to receive an email when a property in your required area is advertised, to remind you to log into the site and bid.

4. Offer

Properties will normally be offered to the household with the highest banding.

If there are two or more households with the same banding, priority will be given to the applicant that has been in that banding the longest (this is called the priority date)

Before making an offer, the landlord advertising the property may make further checks or ask you to provide additional evidence.

Once you have received an offer you will be given an opportunity to view the property.  This will help you decide if you wish to accept the property.

5. Accessing the Service

If you do not have access to a computer and the internet you can access self-service computers and free internet access at: HOST at Sale Waterside or Local Libraries