How bidding works
Merton Council does not own any council housing, but lets housing association homes through Choice-based Lettings. A full list of available homes can be found on this site between Thursday and Monday each week. You will need to be registered for housing in Merton to be able to bid for these homes.
You can find out here how to apply for housing.
You express an interest in a home by bidding for it. Bids for homes will open Thursday each week and close at midnight the following Monday.
Before you start to bid, you will need your User ID and PIN numbers. These will have been sent to you when you applied for housing. If you have lost your User ID and PIN number you should call the Housing Registrations Team on 020 8545 3305
Bidding by internet
You will need to enter your User ID and PIN numbers and then search on available properties or enter the advert number of the property.
Bidding by text
To bid by text using your mobile phone, enter the word ‘bid’ then ‘#’ followed by your six-digit user ID number, then another ‘#’ followed by your six-digit PIN number then ‘#’ again followed by the advert number and then ‘#’, to complete the bid. Then send the text to 07781 481372.
Here is an example of how your text bid should appear on your phone: bid#123456#010164#987654#
If you are successful enough to be invited to view a property, you will be contacted by phone, so it is important that we have the most up to date contact numbers for you. If you have new contact details please update via the change of circumstances page.