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Dorset Home Choice

Housing Options

Housing Options

Take a look at Low Cost Home Ownership, Mutual Exchange and Private Rental...

Help & FAQ

Help & FAQ

Frequently asked questions about and the bidding process...

On 1 April 2019 2 new Councils for Dorset were formed under Local Government Reorganisation (LGR). The new ‘Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council’ (BCP) replaces the previously separate Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Councils and the new ‘Dorset Council’ replaces East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland Councils.

Government have agreed a period of 2 years to implement new Housing Allocation Policies for the 2 new Councils. This means there is no change at this time to how applicants apply for social housing or the criteria that need to be met to decide a local connection. Applications for social housing will therefore be considered under the separate Council geographical boundaries that were present before 1 April 2019.


The Housing Service is digital by default. This means that you will be contacted by email so please make sure that you check your spam/junk folders on a regular basis. Emails may appear to come from

Welcome to Dorset Homechoice

To see what properties are available for bidding please log in to your account.

New applicants

Step 1 – applying to register

You will need to apply to register with the Homechoice scheme before you can bid for properties. Once registered you will be able to bid for properties within the areas you are eligable.

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Once you have applied, proofs will be required - click here for more information

Step 2 – bidding for properties

When you have received notification that your application has been accepted you can begin to bid for properties. To do this you need to create an account. This is separate to the account you created to register with the scheme.

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Existing applicants

Existing applicants can return to the site at any time to bid for properties. Simply click the log in option in the top right hand corner of this page and enter your account details.



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