Home-Options is about choices: it's about where you live, work, train and how you live your life.

Home-Options give you the information you need so you can make the right choices. If you're looking for information on homes to rent from councils and housing associations in Derbyshire, you've come to the right place.


Bidding on:

Issue 210

opens Thursday:

2 April by 9am

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More about Home-Options and the Scheme Guide.

Click here to see a list of frequently asked questions.


Home-Options Scheme User Guide

This page gives information and guidance on using the Home-Options Scheme in the Amber Valley, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash and High Peak areas.

To view the sections about using the Home-Options Scheme, follow the links below.

How Home-Options works
The priority bands
Where can I see a Home-Options property sheet?
Bidding on Home-Options
Telephone bidding
Text bidding
Which properties can I bid for?
Home-Options review process
Equal or fair access to Home-Options
Local Lettings Plans & planning restrictions
About us

We have replaced our user guide with a series of fact sheets, that can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Helping you find a home
How to bid for a home
Priority Bands, Priority Date and Local Connection
What you can bid for

Home-Options Policy 2013

The Home-Options Policy explains who is eligible to join Home-Options and how we let properties. For a copy of the policy click the link below:

Home-Options Policy

This policy came into effect on 1 May 2013.

Please note that the Policy was amended on 21 March 2014. Two appendices relating to eligibility for housing in the UK had become out of date due to changes in Government guidance and the to rights of Romanian and Bulgarian citizens. The Policy now refers to The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) Regulations 2006 (as amended), from which eligibility for housing in the UK is derived. This was not a material change to the Policy and therefore was not subject to consultation.

For Alternative Housing Options

For information about your housing options, please follow this link.

Contact us

To contact your local Home-Options team, please click one of the links below:

For Amber Valley
For Derbyshire Dales
For Erewash
For High Peak