Homes available on a first come first served basis

Sometimes we have properties that are available on a first come first served basis.  

All properties are first advertised in the HomeSearch advert for bidding, but if we are not able to let a property to any of the people that bid for it we may then advertise it as first come first served.

Find out how to bid for a home

Most of our first come first served properties are advertised on the LetsHelpYou website although we may advertise them elsewhere (we tell you on this page if any properties are being advertised anywhere else). Our properties are clearly marked as Hull City Council properties.

Visit the LetsHelpYou website to find out more   

Apply for a first come first served property

If you have a first come first served property you are interested in you should follow the instructions in the property advert. Usually it gives you a telephone number to contact to express your interest. You need to be on the housing list before we can consider your expression of interest.

Find out how to register on the housing list

Eligibility criteria for a first come first served property

You may still have to meet certain criteria to be considered for a first come first served property. This is stated clearly in the property advert. If you do not meet the criteria stated we are not able to offer you the property.  

Find out more about eligibility criteria

Do I have to be registered on the housing list to be considered for a first come, first serve property?

Yes, you need to have a live housing application before we can progress your expression of interest in the property. If you contact us to express an interest in a first come, first served property and you are not registered on the housing list you will be advised to complete an application form and provide all relevant proofs of your circumstances (as requested within the form). We will process your application urgently if you mark 'FIRST COME FIRST SERVED PROPERTY' on the front of it before you hand/send it in. If the property hasn't been offered to anyone else once you are registered we will be able to offer you it.

How do I express an interest in a first come, first served property?

The property advert will tell you the telephone number you need to call and the person you need to ask for. You must state you are ringing about a first come, first served property when you call. It is important that you follow these instructions so that we can ensure all callers are logged according to the date and time they rang.