Finding a home

Housing Allocations Service

We are currently receiving a high volume of housing applications. Therefore, once an application goes into the ‘pending assessment’ status, it is taking around six to eight weeks for it to be picked up and processed. 

Please note, we are unable to process applications that remain in the ‘incomplete’ or ‘proofs outstanding’ status. If your situation is urgent and feel you may require your application to be processed before the current waiting times, please contact a member of the Housing Options team on 01455 238141 to discuss this further. 

As we continue to try and keep our staff and customers safe, we have introduced measures in line with government recommendations. If you are invited to view a property, our Allocations Team will further advise you on how to view the property in the safest possible way. If you are in the shielding group, we can offer further advice if you invited to view a property.

For more information, please complete the housing options contact form

If you are considering applying for a council or housing association property, you will need to complete an application. Details of how to do this are below.
If you are homeless or you feel your home is at risk, please register for homelessness assistance up to 56 days before your expect to lose your home. The sooner we can help the better.

Register for a home

To apply for council and housing association properties in Hinckley & Bosworth, you need to apply to go on our housing register. You will need to have a local connection to our borough and be eligible under immigration rules. Properties are allocated to interested applicants based on priority need. 

Already registered?

Please note, we are currently receiving a high volume of applications, and therefore your application may take longer than usual to be assessed. We will not be processing applications where the proofs requested are not supplied, so please ensure that you upload all the documentation requested. If you require assistance with this, or should you be in urgent need of housing, please contact a member of the Housing Options Team on 01455 238141.

Further information:


Homelessness assistance

We will support you and take reasonable steps to help prevent your homelessness.

We can help you remain in your current home or help you find alternative accommodation if you are already homeless.

The council can support you with a personal housing plan so you can work towards the next steps to prevent your homelessness or find alternative accommodation.

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Search for properties

There are over 3,200 council homes in the borough, from one-bedroom flats and studios to three-bedroom family homes and supported bungalows.

We also provide homes exclusively for over 55s, sometimes described as sheltered housing.

Housing associations with homes in the borough include: Orbit, Midland Heart and Nottingham Community Housing Association. Many housing associations also provide shared ownership properties. You don’t need to be registered to search for current vacancies but you will need to register to bid for a property. 

Properties will be advertised from 28 November 2019.