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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
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.
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
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
- 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
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
You can also bid:
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
Phone: 01634 334433
In writing: Medway Homechoice, Medway Council,
Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR