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Dorset Homechoice

Home Choice is our way of allocating council and housing association properties which have become available for let.

Poole are now working in partnership with five other local authorities across Dorset to bring you one website to view and express an interest in vacant properties advertised on a weekly basis and one application to join any of their registers. The partnership scheme is called Dorset Home Choice and the local authorities are Bournemouth, Poole, North Dorset, West Dorset, Purbeck and Weymouth & Portland.

If you are considering applying for the register for the first time, or need help with housing urgently, please call the Housing Advice Team  on Tel. 01202 633804 to talk through your options or you can find further information here.

To apply on line, click on this link to take you to the Dorset Homechoice website 

There are important changes happening now for those applying for social housing in Poole. Everyone currently on the housing list needs to re-register. Please go to www.dorsethomechoice.org  for more details of these changes.

Many people will no longer be eligible to join the list.

If you have any queries about re-registering that aren’t answered at dorsethomechoice.org please call us on 01202 633805.

Our phone-lines are open 08:30 - 17:15 Monday to Thursday, closing at 16:45 on Fridays. 

You can also e-mail us with any queries you may have – homechoice@poole.gov.uk 

If you wish to submit information regarding any medical or welfare problems please use the Medical Form.  This is available to download on the right, available to collect at the Civic Centre or to complete online via the Dorset Homechoice website 

If you are overcrowded or your privately rented property is in disrepair, please download the appropriate form on the right, complete it and return to us once you have applied.

If you are unable to access a computer in your local area, we have a computer available to use in the Civic Centre.  You will be given instruction on using it to make your application.

Please contact us if you are unable to use the internet and do not have any friends, relatives or support workers who can help you with your application.

Applicants wanting to bid on properties of their choice  must ensure they are registered with the relevant local authority.

Once your application is assessed you will be able to view properties available and bid for them through the following website Dorset Homechoice website 

Special Properties

In the near future some unique properties will be advertised through the Dorset Homechoice scheme. These are houses in Poole’s parks and cemeteries and are referred to as lodges. They are older type properties and will be completely refurbished to a very high standard. The work is being done by the Council’s partners Spectrum Housing who will be the landlord.

Because of the unique location and special nature of these properties, they will be subject to a local letting plan.

You can see the local lettings plan for the currently advertised property on the right of this page.

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