How do I get on Watford housing list?

Demand for social housing in Watford is extremely high….The main criteria for whether you can apply for social housing in Watford are the following:

  1. you should be aged 16 or over.
  2. you must be living in Watford at the time you apply to the Housing Register and have lived in the borough for five out of the last six years.

How do I bid on the housing register?

You can bid (apply) for a property:

  1. On the ELLC Choice Homes website.
  2. Using an ELLC kiosk at East Ham Customer Service Centre.
  3. By calling 0845 650 4125 (at local rate)
  4. By text on 0778 148 6526 (messages are charged at the standard rate).

Do you have to bid every week on HomeChoice?

‚ÄčNo. You can bid at any time during the bidding cycle (Midnight on a Thursday to Midnight on a Wednesday) and the computer system we use will prioritise your application in band and date order.

How often do you have to bid on HomeChoice?

If you do not bid at least once every 12 months (from the date that your application was registered), we will assume you do not want to remain on HomeChoice and we will cancel your application. If your application is cancelled, you will have to complete a new application if you want to bid for properties in the future.

How do I contact Watford Council?

Useful Watford Borough Council phone numbers

Department Number
Council meetings 01923 278377
Council Tax (8.45am – 5.15pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.45am – 4.45pm, Friday – excluding Bank Holidays.) 01923 278466
Development Control (Planning) 01923 278293
Electoral Registration 01923 278369

How long does it take to bid for a council house?

How long is the council house waiting list?

Property type Estimated waiting time
Studio and 1 bed 11 to 13 months
2 bed 12 to 16 months
3 bed 12 to 25 months
4, or more, bed 36 to 70 months

Can I register with more than one council for housing?

Housing Areas You may apply to one Local Authority only. If you opt for an area in any other county, we will forward your information to the housing authorities chosen. South Dublin County Council will be the file manager of your application.

What does Nominated mean on homechoice?

Housing associations sometimes allocate their properties from their own waiting lists and sometimes they request ‘nominations’ from us. A nomination is when we put names forward from our housing list to be considered for one of their properties.

How do I become a taxi driver in Watford?


  1. be at least 21.
  2. have held a full UK or EEA driving licence for at least two years.
  3. pass the council’s knowledge test.
  4. pass a practical driving assessment through one of the council’s approved test providers.
  5. take a medical with their GP.

Where can I bid for a house in Watford?

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 H ome Connections website.

Is there a helpline for Watford Community Housing?

There is also a dedicated helpline, which is available on 0808 189 5205. To find out more, please click the button below. Stay in the loop! Sign up to our digital newsletter to get all the latest news from Watford Community Housing, including what’s happening in your neighbourhood, money-saving tips and more.

When is bidding for available housing association homes?

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.

How to bid for a house with Herts choice?

If needed, Customer Services or Housing staff will help you place your bid online. 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.