Important notice for current Homes for Bolton customers

The new Homes for Bolton Application Form has now gone live which means that all current customers who wish to remain on the housing register will need to reregister using the new form. 

You will be notified via email and through the Homes for Bolton website. You will need to reapply by 12 June 2020.

Providing you reapply for this date, your time already accrued on the housing register will transfer over to the new system. If you fail to reapply by this date, you may lose the time accrued.

To complete your new application, visit

Once the new application form has been completed, you can continue to place bids on the current system as normal until the new system goes live in early summer, although the number of properties being advertised at the present time is low.

Unfortunately due to the temporary closure of the UCAN centres and restricted service in the Town Hall, we are unable to offer face to face assistance with reregistration.

For further information on the regstration process, please read the FAQ’s. FAQ's Customer Reregistration Process.docx [docx] 19KB

If customers require assistance when reapplying the following options are available;

  • Call the Homes for Bolton Team on 01204 335811. However please note, they are experiencing extremely high volumes of calls and suggest customers make contact by email.
  • Email the Homes for Bolton team -


Find a home

If you’re looking for a new home we can offer you two options. Please see below. 

Homes for Bolton

If you'd like to search for homes with Bolton at Home or another social housing provider from Bolton and even the rest of Greater Manchester you'll need to register with Homes for Bolton.

You can visit their website here: Homes for Bolton.

If you need help registering, bidding or searching call Homes for Bolton on 01204 335811.


homeswapperIf you're already a Bolton a Home tenant you can apply to do a mutual  exchange, which is a swap with another social housing tenant.

To find someone to swap with you can join Homeswapper, a website that allows you to get in touch with other social housing tenants looking to swap properties.

You can search for swaps locally or nationally.

For more information, visit the homeswapper website. You can also view our Mutual Exchange leaflet.

If however, you've already found someone you'd like to swap homes with, and you've viewed each others properties; each household will need to complete a mutual exchange application form available below which needs to then be emailed to: or alternatively post to: Housing Services Admin Support, Bolton at Home, 98 Waters Meeting Road, Bolton, BL1 8SW.

Mutual Exchange Form [docx] 17KB

Please be aware that a live reference number must be provided during the application and all the people that will be moving with you must be on that application or your exchange will not be processed.

Allocations and lettings policy

Click here to view the allocations and lettings policy on the Homes for Bolton website. 

How to rent: checklist for renting in England

There is a guide available here for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector to help them understand their rights and responsibilities. It provides a checklist and more detailed information on each stage of the process.

Find a home photo

new house