Ideal Choice Homes is Lancaster City Council’s own lettings website. The website also includes properties advertised by other registered providers of social housing (housing associations).
Rather than being offered the next available property when you reach the top of the housing waiting list, all the current vacancies are advertised.
If you see a property advertised that you are interested in, and that you are eligible for, you place a ‘bid’ for it. You will then be considered for this property based on your housing need and length of time on the waiting list. In this way, you will only ever be offered a property that you are interested in.
Choice based lettings is a modern, open and transparent system which allows you to exercise much greater choice and make more informed decisions about your housing situation. You are given all the information you need about available properties to make the decisions that are best for you.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions please visit the Ideal Choice Homes website.
Last updated: 22 March 2016