Applying to the council's Housing Register

Bidding for available housing association homes

The council is moving to a new system for bidding for vacant homes.  The new bidding system will be available from 27 July 2018. The new system is called Home Connections. 

Current Housing Register applicants

If you are currently on the council's Housing Register, from 11 June 2018, we will contact you to ask you to re-register on our new Home Connections website.  See here for further information about this change.  

Until 26 July 2018 you can continue to place bids for vacant housing association homes in Watford advertised on Herts Choice Homes as normal.   

From 27 July 2018 all vacant housing association homes in Watford will be advertised on the Home Connections website.  

New Housing Register applicants from 11 June 2018

From 11 June 2018, all new Housing Register applicants should register on our Housing Customer Services portal here.  Once you have been accepted onto the Housing Register, from 27 July 2018, you will be able to bid for available housing association homes in Watford advertised on the Home Connections website. 

How to bid

If you find a home you like you can bid for it. There is no money involved in placing a bid. Bidding for a home that has been advertised is actually a way of telling the council that you are interested in being considered for that home. 

You can bid for available housing association homes in Watford:

  • if you are currently on Watford's Housing Register you can bid online here until 26 July 2018.  To place bids after 27 July 2018, you must first re-register on the Home Connections website and then you will be able to bid online here
  • if you join the Housing Register from 11 June 2018 onwards, we will let you know if you have been accepted and if so, you will then be able to bid online from 27 July 2018.
  • in person by coming in to the Customer Services Centre, in the Town Hall.  If needed, Customer Services or Housing staff will help you place your bid online.

If you have lost your login details

If you are currently on the Housing Register, you will need to login with your Herts Choice Homes number and date of birth. If you don't have your Herts Choice Home number, let us know and we will write to you with the information you need. 

If you have re-registered or joined the Housing Register through the Home Connections website, it is easy to reset your login details by selecting the "Forgot my login details?" link on this web page. 

Homes are allocated to the bidder on the Housing Register with the highest housing need.

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