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Applying for council housing

This page will tell you how to apply for a council home.

You need to be a member of the Leeds Homes Register to apply for council housing. Once you are on the Leeds Homes register you can bid for available properties.  We advertise properties through our choice based lettings scheme. You can find out more on the Leeds Homes website in external links.   

We also advertise through our weekly Leeds Homes flyer which is published every Wednesday and available in housing offices and one stop centres.

How to get a membership application form
You can apply for membership by completing a membership form, which is available:

  • by downloading a copy from the Leeds Homes website
  • from your local housing office or one stop centre
  • by telephoning 0113 222 4413 (8am - 5pm Monday to Friday)
  • by e-mail using the link on this page and we will post you a form

Returning your completed membership application form

For applicants living in Leeds

You must take your completed application form and original copies of your identity proofs to any housing office or one stop centre (see 'Housing contacts' page in related pages).  Your original identity proofs will be verified, copied and returned to you.  Leeds Homes cannot accept identity proofs if they are not verified.

For applicants living outside Leeds

If you currently live outside Leeds and cannot go in person to a housing office or one stop centre, please send your completed application form and photocopies of your identity proofs to the address below (you must not send original copies of identity proofs through the post to us):

Leeds Homes Team
Navigation House
6 George Mann Road
Hunslet
Leeds
LS10 1DJ

What is a Mutual Exchange?

A mutual exchange is when two or more tenants decide to swap homes. If you rent from us or a housing association this could be a fast and easy way to find a new home. You can move this way as often as you like to any social landlord in the country, but you must ask your landlord first. You can find out more on the Leeds Homes website in external links. 

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