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Bury Home Options

About Bury Home Options and choice-based lettings

Bury Home Options is the name of our choice-based lettings scheme.

Choice-based lettings replaces the traditional way of allocating housing when housing officers matched applicants who have priority on the waiting list to available vacancies.

Choice-based lettings allows applicants for council housing (and existing tenants seeking a move) to apply for available vacancies.

Applicants can see the full range of available properties:

  • on the Bury Home Options website
  • at the Housing reception, Bury Town Hall
  • at Six Town Housing, 6 Knowsley Place, Angouleme Way, Bury, BL9 0EL
  • at Council Information Points

Search and bid for a property on-line

You will need to login to the Bury Home Options website (see link on right of the page) using the user name and password we have given you. Once you are logged in you will be able to search for properties and express an interest in any properties are you are eligible for.

Please contact us if you have forgotten your username or password.

How to apply for a property

You must be registered on our waiting list to express an interest.

Once you are registered, you can express an interest in any of the properties that are suitable for you. For example:

  • a single person will not be considered for a 3 bedroom house; and
  • a large family will not be considered for a property that would make them overcrowded.

Properties will be let to applicants who apply and have the highest priority need. Adapted properties are let to applicants who apply, require the adaptations and have the highest priority.

Bury Home Options properties are advertised for one week only - each Wednesday with a closing date and time of 5pm the following Tuesday.

Go to 'how to express an interest' page to find out what to do once you have seen a property you are interested in.

Private rented properties available through our Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Properties are advertised for rent by private sector landlords accredited through our Landlord Accreditation Scheme.

Go to the private rented properties page to view the list.

Related information

Go to the housing allocation page for details of how to apply for the housing register.

Plumlife website

Plumlife have a number of alternative affordable housing options available to you.

HomeBuy Direct - offers eligible households a five year interest-free 'equity loan', jointly financed by the government and appointed developer. The loan will enable families to borrow up to 30% of the market value of a new build property. HomeBuy Direct is ideal for those struggling to raise a deposit in today's current economic climate.