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Please don't ring up for a pre tenancy  appoinment until you have sent in all requested documentation and we will call you!

Welcome to Rotherham KeyChoices.

Keychoices use a Common Housing Register (CHR) to maintain the waiting list for social rented housing in Rotherham. Social rented housing is housing that is provided by the council and Registered Social Landlords (RSL), also known as housing associations.

The CHR lets you apply for social rented housing owned by any of the partner landlords by using just one application form. Information from your application form will go on a register, which each of the partner landlords can access. If they consider you for housing, they will award you a priority according to their own allocation policy.

Offers of housing will depend on:

  • the level of priority you have
  • your housing and support needs
  • the areas and the type of housing you want to be considered for
  • the type and sizes of housing becoming available to let.


Registration Process

When you have completed your registration please email the required add link to documentation required documentation to The team will then make contact with you to arrange a pre tenancy appointment.


If you are accepted onto the scheme we will tell you your housing application number and the band your application has been placed in and your priority date. add link Click Prioritising Applications for more information.




When registering you will be asked to include a password – please make a note of this and keep it safe. If you forget your password you can only currently reset it by emailing  

Adverts/ Bidding/Offers

We advertise Council and Housing Association properties on a daily basis and if you are eligible and qualify to join the Common Housing Register you can express an interest in properties.

Each advertising cycle runs for a seven day period giving you the chance to bid on up to three properties each week. You can place your bids through this website. If you need help or you are unable to place bids yourself, we can do this on your behalf using our 'Autobid' service. Please email if you would like autobid to be set up. If you don't have access to a computer you can use a local library to log on and view what properties are available.

If you are successful for a property you have bid for there is no need to ring us we will contact you as soon as the keys are available to verify your application.  

If you are an existing Council Tenant take advantage of the HomeSwapper service, it's free for all Rotherham Council Tenants  see more 


Before you sign your new tenancy agreement with Rotherham Council,  you will need to pay one weeks rent in advance. 





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