How to apply for a home



How to apply for a home in Oldham

To apply for a home you will need to submit an application to the Council’s Housing Register via Oldham Council’s Housing Options service.

Oldham Council will then assess your housing need based on their Housing Allocations Scheme.

Once your application has been assessed and accepted onto the Council’s Housing Register, you will be able to view and bid on all available properties available across the borough.

In addition to our homes, Housing Options also includes available properties with other local housing associations including: The Guinness Partnership, Jigsaw Homes, Places for People, Onward, Regenda, ForHousing, Housing21, The Riverside Group, Anchor Hanover and Great Places.

If you already have a MyMove Oldham account, you will still be able to access some of our ready-to-let homes from 30 September.  These homes will have been initially advertised via the Council’s Housing Options property advert and if they were not successfully let from that advert will be displayed on the MyMove Oldham siteand will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Frequently asked questions

Anyone registered before 30 September in Emergency, High, Medium or Low band has been assessed as having some level of housing need.

No, you do not need to re-register.

If you already have an application on the Council’s Housing Register you do not need to do anything as your place on the Council Housing Register remains unaffected. If you are currently on our housing register only and you have a statutory housing need you don’t have to do a thing, you will automatically be transferred onto Oldham Council’s Housing Register. You will be contacted by Oldham Council by email in due course with instructions on what to do next.

You will also retain your MyMove Oldham account and have access to our ready to let homes on a first come first served basis, as well as our rent to buy and shared ownership properties.

Anyone with a live application up to 30 September will retain their MyMove Oldham account and have access to ready to let homes on a first come first served basis through the MyMove Oldham site. If you had an assessed housing need, your application will also be automatically transferred onto Oldham Council’s Housing Register, you will receive an email link with new login details to Oldham Council’s site. Once you’ve received this, you will be able to bid for all available homes in Oldham the same as you previously have on our website.

You can request a MyMove Oldham account and have access to ready to let homes on a first come first served basis by completing our online form at MyMove Oldham.

You can request a MyMove Oldham account and have access to ready to let homes on a first come first served basis by completing our online form at MyMove Oldham.

Any bids for properties advertised before 30 September will be retained for use on the MyMove Oldham site until the property is let successfully.

No, anyone in housing need on FCHO’s Housing Register before 30 September will automatically be transferred onto Oldham Council’s Housing Register and placed in an equivalent level of need in line with Oldham Council’s Allocations Scheme.

You have automatically been transferred onto Oldham Council’s Housing Register and be contacted by Oldham Council in due course with further information on your application and advice on how to bid for properties.

If you have any questions, please contact Oldham Council’s Housing Options – unfortunately we can no longer provide any updates on your application.