Applying for a council property

We're a member of North Yorkshire Home Choice, a choice based lettings (CBL) scheme for allocating council and housing association homes for rent, and shared ownership properties for sale. The housing register is used to:

  • make allocations to housing stock we own
  • provide nominations to rented and low-cost ownership housing owned by housing associations.

You can choose from properties throughout the 'local authority' areas of:

  • Craven
  • Hambleton
  • Richmondshire
  • Ryedale
  • Scarborough
  • Selby
  • York

If you wish to apply for a council property in York, contact the Housing Registrations Team on 01904 554044, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm. We will discuss your housing options and how best to proceed, taking into account the following:

  • your circumstances
  • your eligibility to be placed on the register
  • which area and type of property you need

We will then refer to our property booklet to give you an idea of how long you may be waiting to be rehoused. You can also find out more about how we prioritise applications for council properties.

New and existing council tenants who want to move home need to pay rent in advance before they can sign a tenancy agreement. If you're 'bidding' for properties via North Yorkshire Home Choice, get rent ready or your offer of a property could be withdrawn.

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