As of April 2011, Swindon Borough Council has a stock of 10,688 properties. Properties are advertised every week through Swindon Home Bid and include those from local Registered Social Landlords as well. To view a list of Swindon Borough Council properties click here
Swindon Home Advice website enables customers to access advice relating to their housing situation by using an online assessment and details what actions and steps they need to take to resolve their housing problems. www.swindonhomeadvice.co.uk
To see what customers have said about the service provided on Swindon Homebid click here
On average 964 properties are advertised every year, which means there are approximately 80 properties every month being a mix of general purpose and supported).
The length of time you will wait to be housed depends on:
You can increase your chances of success by bidding frequently, being as flexible as possible in choosing all property types you are eligible for, floor levels and areas. The more restrictive you are, the longer you will have to wait.
Don't expect to be successful the first time you make a bid, you may have to make many other bids before successfully securing a home.
It would be a good idea to check the 'Recent Lets' page for each bidding cycle as information provided there can be used to help you decide which properties to bid for, by giving you a better idea how popular a particular property or area is and how long you would normally have to wait. You can then decide whether to look for other types of property or areas where you may not have to wait as long.
For further information about the Housing Register please click on the link below.
Number of applicants on Waiting List & Transfer List as at April 2014
For a breakdown of applicants on Waiting List & Transfer List click here
For Outcome of Lets in April 2014 click here. Information on a property is available only when the successful applicant has accepted the property.