Empty council properties and most Housing Association properties in Luton are allocated through the Bedfordshire Homefinder Choice Based Lettings (CBL) scheme.
People in Luton who have been accepted on to the housing register are issued with a user ID and PIN number, and can then bid for advertised properties if they fit the eligibility criteria.
Place a bid for a home
You can only make a bid if you are on the housing register.
Full details of how applicants can view and bid for vacant properties can be found in the Bedfordshire Homefinder user guide available to download at the bottom of the page.
The Bedfordshire Homefinder service has been developed by Luton Borough Council in association with our partner landlords in Bedfordshire who are:
- Aragon Housing Association
- Bedford Borough Council
- Central Bedfordshire Council
How we prioritise applications
When you apply, we ask you about the home you are living in, your household, your income and savings, and any special circumstances you have such as medical problems that are affected by where you live. We use this information to work out your eligibility based on your needs. You can only bid on properties that you are eligible for.
The Choice Based Lettings allocations policy sets out the eligibility criteria we use to allocate properties.
This policy and the Housing register allocations summary booklet are available to download at the bottom of the page.
Advertising empty homes
Properties will be advertised for six days every two weeks, known as the bidding cycle. There is a calendar showing the bidding cycle available to download at the bottom of the page.
Applicants can view available properties in a number of ways:
- At Bedfordshire Homefinder
- In council offices, where an advert sheet of available properties can be viewed
- When properties are available for bidding, a list of properties available to Luton Applicants can be download below. When they are not available a calendar will be visible.