How to bid for a social rent home

  • If you’re on a low income, it’s possible you could live in one of our homes for social rent. But to do this, you have to be registered with Kent Homechoice
  • Kent Homechoice help people who live in the county who are most in need of a home
  • Most of the information on this page is on how to bid for a social rent home on Kent Homechoice
  • If you earn more money, you can rent other homes from us. These private rent homes normally have higher rents. But you don’t have to be on the local housing list. Find out more here

How it works

• You first need to become a member of Kent Homechoice
• You’ll then be given a reference number which lets you bid on up to three homes
• The list of homes on Kent Homechoice is updated every day
• You’ll also find information on Kent Homechoice for transferring to another area
• You might have to meet conditions set by the local council or social landlord – covering things such as income levels and local connections – to join the housing list, qualify for a transfer to another area or to do a home swap. To find out more see

What happens next?

• If you apply and get the ‘thumbs up’ from the council (because you’re the person with the most points, who fits the home the best), we’ll be back in touch and arrange for you to visit the home
• If you still want to go ahead after you’ve seen the home, we’ll help you every step of the way

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