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How to Bid

Bidding will be open all the time and as soon as a new property becomes available it will be advertised. So you could see new ones every day and you can place bids on any day of the week. All new properties will be advertised on Locata for 7 days. As long as you log in at least once a week, you will not miss any suitable adverts. To see a personalised list of properties that are suitable for you, just log in to your own account.

You need to sign in first (if you are logging in for the first time you need to create a password and activate it from your email account).

The quickest and easiest way to bid is to sign in to your Locata account and then go to 'VIEW HOMES' to see what properties you are eligible for . If it's a property that you're interested in, click the 'Place Bid' button to register your interest.  Once you are logged in, you can also click on 'Your Account' to see your current bids as well as feedback on previous bids.

  • On the internet

Sign in on the top right of this page and follow the instructions on screen.

  • By mobile app

Bid through a smartphone or tablet. Please click here for instructions on using the app.


Need Help Bidding?

Please contact us and we will be able to help and advise you on how to make your bids and talk you through the bidding process.

When do I hear if I am successful?

If your bid is successful, you will be contacted by the Council or housing provider to discuss your application prior to any offer being made. 
Please do not contact us to ask about the outcome of bids. Please log in and visit the 'Your Account' page to see the outcome of past bids.  We are unable to respond to queries on the outcome of bids.