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Kent Homechoice

Medway Council is a member of Kent Homechoice, the Kent-wide choice-based lettings scheme, providing greater choice and involvement in choosing where you want to live.

The scheme allows you to express your interest in properties in Medway that you may be eligible for.

Each fortnight properties are advertised via the internet, digital television, and at local contact points throughout Medway. The list of advertised properties is available on the Kent Homechoice website from 6am when the bidding cycle opens.

Applicants requiring assistance may nominate a friend, relative or advocacy workers from an appropriate agency to apply on their behalf or they can contact the council where we will be happy to help.

To join the scheme

You must be 16-years-old or older. If you’re aged 16 or 17, someone else, aged 18 or older, will need to act as guarantor on your behalf until you are 18.

Current tenants

If you’re already a council or housing association tenant:

  • you must have a clear rent account
  • your home and gardens must be in an acceptable standard of decoration and cleanliness. This will be checked by the council before an offer of accommodation is made.

You may not be eligible to join the scheme if:

  • you or members of your household included in the application have a history of anti-social behaviour
  • you are not eligible to join the scheme if you are subject to immigration control.

How to register

To register so that you can bid for a home, you will need to complete a Kent Homechoice online application form.

Bidding for a property

  • You can bid for up to a maximum of three properties every fortnight
  • You can place your bids online using your unique Kent Homechoice number and your date of birth. Simply log in and follow the instructions on the screen. 

Available homes will be advertised every fortnight in the following ways:

If you do not have internet access at home, access is available at various public buildings around Medway. A full list of places you can access the internet is included on the Kent Homechoice website.

You can also bid:

Successful bids

If any of your bids are successful, you will receive a formal offer from either Medway Council or the housing association who owns the property.

If you have not heard from us in 10 working days from the closing date, please assume that your bid has been unsuccessful. It is possible to see further feedback by looking at your personal homepage on the Kent Homechoice website.

Contact us

Phone: 01634 334433

Email: medwayhomechoice@medway.gov.uk

In writing: Medway Homechoice, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR