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Cumbria Choice

Step 3 - Offer

How shortlisting works

You can 'bid' for up to 3 different properties every week. When you 'bid' for a property you will be told your position on the shortlist. Your final position on the shortlist will not be known until the end of the 'bidding' period. You can see how your position is changing during this period as other people also express an interest in the property. It is then up to you if you leave your name on the list or remove your 'Bid' and choose a less popular property.

You will be able to 'Bid' each week from Thursday through to midnight on the following Tuesday. It does not matter when you 'bid' as the shortlist is drawn up once the 'bidding' period has closed - midnight on Tuesday.

At the end of the 'bidding' process (midnight on Tuesday) Cumbria Choice puts the 'Bids' for each property in order - by Band, local connection and effective date. This is the shortlist.

Usually the person at the top of the shortlist will be invited to view the property. Only the person to view the property will be contacted.


How properties are offered

Cumbria Choice aims to contact the person at the top of the shortlist within 24 hours.

An offer of a property will only be made once the information on the application form has been checked, acceptable references received and proof of identity provided.

If you have been made an offer you will not be able to 'Bid' on another property until you have decided to accept or refuse the offer.

If you refuse two properties in one year you may be placed in a lower priority Band.

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