Furnace House

What is Homes By Choice all about?

The Homes By Choice Scheme advertises the available properties Tai Tarian has to rent.

This takes place every week, starting at 8:30 on a Friday and ending midday on a Monday.

The scheme invites expressions of interest, known as bids, from registered scheme members looking for an affordable home to rent from us. Properties are then allocated to those eligible applicants based on the category of the property and an applicant's lead need.


There are 6 steps in the process:

Step 1

You can start the process of becoming a member of the Homes By Choice scheme by completing our Expression of Interest form.

After this we will arrange an appointment with you to assess your housing needs.

This assessment helps explain our housing process, establish what properties we currently have available to meet your needs and ultimately see if we can help you.

Whilst we have over 9,000 properties, the majority of these are occupied meaning we may not always offer properties to meet your needs. As an example, we have over 1,000 applicants on our list looking for 1 bedroom properties and we currently advertise, on average, only 7 of these properties a month.

Step 2

Once the assessment has taken place and we establish if we can help you, we will complete a simple application form and provide you with a category type, a housing need band and an IAN (Individual Application Number) which you will then use when bidding for properties.

Step 3

Bid for the home(s) of your choice by the deadline set and await the outcome.

Step 4

If you are offered the home of your choice, you will be invited to view it.

Step 5

You decide if you want to accept the offer.

Step 6

Sign up to become a tenant of Tai Tarian, receive your keys and move into the home of your choice.