How to bid for homes
Camden and some housing association homes are let through Choice-based Lettings. A full list of available Camden homes can be found on this site. You will need to be registered for housing in Camden to be able to bid for these homes. The exception to this are those properties required by people who need internal and external wheelchair-accessible homes.
You express an interest in a home by bidding for it. Bids for homes will open twice a week. The twice weekly bidding cycle is:
Advert 1, opening on Monday and closing on Wednesday midnight
Advert 2, opening on Friday and closing on Sunday midnight
Before you start to bid, you will need your User ID and PIN numbers, this is application number and your date of birth (all in six digits) as well as the advert number of properties that you are interested in placing a bid for.
There are three simple ways to bid.
Bidding by internet - You will need to enter your ID and PIN numbers and then either search on available properties or enter the advert number of the property.
Bidding by text - To bid by text using your mobile phone, enter the word ‘bid’ then ‘#’ followed by your six-digit user ID number, then another ‘#’ followed by your six-digit PIN number then ‘#’ again followed by the advert number and then ‘#’, to complete the bid. Then send the text to 0780 014 0057.
Here is an example of how your text bid should appear on your phone: bid#123456#010164#987654#
Bidding from your mobile phone - you can download the Home Connections app by clicking on one of the icons for Apple and Android devices at the top right of this for the instructions on how to download the app to your mobile device which is very simple to use.
If you are successful enough to be invited to view a property, you will be contacted by phone, so it is important that we have the most up to date contact numbers for you.