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Welcome to the Homes for Bolton website

From this website, you can:

  - register for rehousing

  - update and edit your current application

  - place and edit bids

  - find out your expression results

Register for a home in Bolton    |    Login   |   Start your property search


• Once logged in please select Edit Application. This will take you through to the online application form. It's important you take the time to go through the form and answer all questions which are incomplete.
• If you don't answer these, your application will be deemed incomplete and you'll be unable to express interest until you've answered the mandatory questions.


Important Update

The Homes for Bolton service will be changing in early 2020.
If you are a current applicant on the Homes for Bolton register and would like to remain on the register you will need to re-apply on the new system which will be available here in the coming months. Please check the website for updates in the near future.


Having problems logging in?

- View our frequently asked questions or

- Call our team on 01204 335811 or

- Email homesforbolton@bolton.gov.uk

If you can't remember your password it will default to the main applicant's date of birth.

  • Make sure you're registered with Homes for Bolton and use your current reference number as your login number. Once you're logged in, you will be able to edit your application and place bids for Homes for Bolton properties.
  • Some landlords may request one or two weeks rent in advance when signing up for a property, further details regarding this can be sought from the individual landlord.
  • Landlords will also require references to be provided if you are offered a property, it is important that these are readily available where possible.



THIS WEEK'S HOMES FOR BOLTON ADVERT (pdf format) please click HERE


Homes for Bolton CBL System Review - October 2017

Homes for Bolton Processes

Bolton Council and its Bolton Community Homes (BCH) partner landlords have reviewed the Homes for Bolton processes.

A number of system changes have been agreed through a BCH Choice Based Lettings (CBL) review group and BCH Board following partner consultation.

The key changes to system processes include the following headline requirements:
o Re-balance advertisements between ‘need’ short list and ‘first come first served’ (FCFS)
o Include higher demand properties in the ready to let / FCFS route
o Include ability to afford preference for working households
o Improved pre-allocation customer information
o Improved shortlisting - additional information from application summary including key matching criteria ie ‘right size‘
o Flexibility on advert placement including length and type of advertising cycles
o Develop target marketing approaches around particular need and property profiles / demand issues.
o Website re-skin / overall refresh

Bolton Council and its BCH partners are always interested to hear from people who use the services so if you have any comments you can email homesforbolton@bolton.gov.uk

This document details those process changes in more detail. (PDF format, Adobe Reader required)
CBL Service Review - October 2017


Please click
here for helpful advice in preparation for applying for Bolton at Home properties through Homes for Bolton.  



Welfare reform criteria

• Household size criteria within Homes for Bolton property adverts is an indication only. Preference will usually be   given to those who will not under-occupy under Welfare Reform size criteria which accounts for age, gender and relationships of persons within a household.

• This will usually apply in all cases whether the household is in receipt of benefits or not.

• Landlords may also carry out an affordability test.


Preventing you from becoming Homeless 

We will provide help, advice and support to prevent you from becoming homeless, wherever possible. If you're at risk of becoming homeless the most important thing is to get advice as soon as possible. There may be things that can be done to prevent you losing your home and becoming homeless.

See further information about help available.


Need some housing advice?

We can give you advice and assistance on a variety of housing issues including:

   - Renting accommodation from private landlords and registered providers 
   - Housing Benefits - advice on entitlement and assistance with queries
   - Relationship Breakdown - housing options
   - Advice to all tenants and private landlords in relation to security of tenure, rights and obligations, rent,
     harassment, threat of eviction, repairs, legal procedure for seeking possession
   - Homelessness or homeless prevention - advice on your rights and different housing options. Homeless
     interventions to help prevent you from losing your home.
   - Referral to certain temporary accommodation schemes
   - Bolton Bond Board Scheme - A non-cash deposit guarantee scheme to help people who are homeless and on a
     low income or benefits, to secure private rented accommodation

Further housing advice information.


Money management, guidance and help with debt

Please click here to visit our website!

Bolton’s Money Skills Service helps local people take control of their finances. The service is split into two distinct but complementary parts: Money Skills and Money Advice
Money Skills offers free, confidential and impartial advice, enabling you to deal with your everyday money matters.
We can offer a bespoke programme based on your individual needs including
• Opening and operating a bank account
• Planning and budgeting
• Making savings on your gas and electricity bills
Money Advice offers free, confidential and impartial debt advice. If you are falling behind with your payments, or have built up arrears Money Advice will do their best to guide you through your difficulties.
If necessary, Bolton’s Money Skills Service can use its expertise to direct you to other agencies that might best meet your needs.
For further information on debt advice call 01204 332916, for all other financial advice call 01204 331968. 


Furniture Options

Furniture logo

Looking for affordable white goods and furnishings? Furniture4U is the convenient, centrally located place to go for all your furnishing, carpeting and white good needs.

Please click HERE for more information about the FURNITURE4U service in Bolton.




Policy and Development

Read our policies.

Privacy Policy for Choice Based Lettings click here

Data Protection Statement click here. (updated May 2018)

Homes for Bolton terms and conditions.

Mutual Exchange or Homeswapper

If you're interested in a mutual exchange, please visit www.homeswapper.co.uk 

Further information

Homes for Bolton and our partners provide a wide range of services see more information.

Some landlords may request one weeks rent in advance, further details can be sought from the individual landlord. Landlords will also require references to be provided at point of offer, it is important that these are readily available where possible.

Shortlists may not be available immediately after the closing date, on some occasions they may be available later.

Our Partners 








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