Choice based letting
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Choice based letting is one of the methods councils use to allocate council housing. Under a choice based letting system, the council advertises available properties and instead of adding your name to a waiting list, you bid for places where you would like to live and which are suitable for you. If more than one person bids for a property, it will usually go to the person who has been waiting the longest. Some people may also have special priority, for example, because they are homeless or have health problems. You can find out more about choice based letting here.