When a housing association property becomes available for letting, it is advertised on the BFC My Choice website. Each year, approximately 300 housing association properties are available for letting. If you have an active housing register application, you can bid online. The 3 bids with the highest priority are sent to the housing association, who will arrange a formal offer and viewing of the property.
All housing associations require at least 1 week’s rent in advance. This could be in the region of £250 depending on the size of the property that you need. If you are nominated for a property you will need to have this money available before you can sign the tenancy.