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Homesearch bidding scheme

We are continuing to offer 1 bidder at a time. Therefore, only the successful bidder will currently be contacted following the close of each bidding cycle. In the event of a refusal, the next bidder will then be contacted.  Please click here for further information regarding the viewing process. 

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Due to unforeseen circumstances the advertising for this new build development will be delayed.  Please see the new advertising date.  

17-19 Wood Vale SE23 3DS – We are pleased to announce that we will be advertising these new build 2 and 3 bedroomed flats in the Homesearch cycle of 25th July – 28th July 2024.  This bidding cycle is ONLY for secure council tenants in housing need living on Sydenham Hill Estate and selected addresses on Underhill Road and Lordship to place their bids.  Bids received from applicants who are not secure council tenants in housing need living in these addresses will not be considered.  Remaining properties will be advertised for general bidding at a later date. 





Welcome to Southwark Homesearch

Welcome to Southwark's Homesearch website, allocating council and partner housing association properties for rent within the borough.

We aim to give you more choice in deciding where you want to live. Properties that are available for rent will be advertised each week. In order to register for the Social Housing waiting list please register at

If you are currently registered on our Homesearch bidding scheme and wish to inform us of any changes to your application, please click here.

Please note, if you place a successful bid you will be required to provide proof of your identification, residence and income within 7 days to verify your application and to confirm that you are eligible for the offer.  An offer cannot be confirmed until this process is complete. For our full documents list, please click here. To upload your documents, please click here

We would be keen to learn about your experiences from eligible residents of using the Smart Move Scheme and gain insight of what matters most in your search for a new home. Please complete our survey here:

Important notices:

HOUSING MOVES SCHEME - The Housing Moves scheme has changed. Click here for further information.












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Advertising dates 21

Current cycle

18 Jul, until 21 Jul

Next cycle

Starts 25 Jul, until 28 Jul

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