This page is a handy tutorial on the following common tasks:
How to search and bid for properties
You do not need to be logged in to search for properties, but you do have to be logged in and have an active application to bid on properties.
Click Properties and recent lets search, select the type of property you are searching for, enter an area and press Search. If you just press Search without selecting a property type or area, all available properties will be displayed.
A list of properties will be displayed. If you are logged in, you will see in the bottom right hand corner if you are eligible or not. Your potential position on the shortlist at time of bidding is also displayed. This position can change.
If you are eligible and would like to bid on this property, select the 'apply for property' link.
Confirm your contact details are correct and update them if needed and then press Confirm details and apply.
How to view and withdraw bids
You must first be logged into the system to view and withdraw bids. Once logged in you will need to navigate to the My Account page, from here there is a panel on the right hand side with a link to My Bids.
Your active bids will be displayed.
To view historic bids, use the filters.
You can search for a maximum of 6 months worth of historic bids at a time. This means that, for example to look at your bids for the last 12 months, you will need to carry out 2 searches each of 6 months duration.
To withdraw a bid, click in the checkbox to the left of the bid and press