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Choice Based Letting is a way that you can express your interest in renting a suitable council property in your preferred area. A ‘suitable’ property is one that you have chosen to express interest in and that matches your housing needs.
Please note that only those applicant households that have expressed an interest in a bid dwelling under Choice Based Letting whose household composition suits the property type will be considered initially e.g. if you are approved for a 3 bed unit and bid on a 4 bed unit then you may not be considered.
Also note that you will need to log in every week to check whether you wish to express an interest in the properties advertised in that week. You will also receive a weekly text alert to your mobile phone if a property in which you can express an interest is advertised on the CBL system once you have logged your mobile number on the CBL system when you initially sign in to the CBL system. You can also use the tablets provided in your local council offices or the internet facilities in your local library branch.
There will be a range of residential properties available. They will be advertised on the CBL website cbl.corkcoco.ie. Cork County Council will keep the list of available properties up-to-date but you will need to check it every week.
Please note that most properties will be advertised on CBL, those that are specially adapted or properties required for particular circumstances such as units for the elderly will not be advertised.
Choice Based Letting is being introduced as part of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. It will show you available properties for letting. It has worked well elsewhere. We believe it will work well here too.
If there is more than one household interested in letting the property that you are interested in, Cork County Council will decide which household is allocated the property. When deciding this, we will take account of factors such as:
You must place an expression of interest on it online. Note Cork County Council will only contact the successful applicant and call them in for an interview.
Please note that contact made by Cork County Council with the applicant household which it is considering for allocation under choice based letting does not constitute an official offer of housing. In addition the applicant household will have to pass the vetting procedure of Cork County Council. This procedure comprises of an interview and a Garda Check and Estate Management clearance as well as the provision of updates to your housing file.
If you don’t have access to the internet, you are welcome to come into the main Divisional Offices in Annabella, Mallow, Kent Street, Clonakilty and Floor 4, County Hall as well as the council offices in Fermoy, Bantry and Youghal to use our tablet devices. You can also go to your local library to use the internet once you are a member of the library. You can also use a Smartphone or a tablet to access the CBL website. You will receive a weekly text alert to your mobile phone if a property in which you can express an interest in is advertised on the CBL system once you have entered your mobile number on the CBL system.
Yes as you will be adequately housed.
If you are an applicant on the Social Housing Support waiting list, you can still apply for HAP. Please note that HAP is a social housing support. If you are housed under HAP you are adequately housed but may submit a transfer application request for consideration.
If you are housed through CBL, you are removed from both social housing support waiting lists. If you refuse a property offered to you under CBL by a local authority, you will be deferred for one year off the social housing support waiting list of each local authority.
Applicants on the Social Housing Support waiting list can express interest online in CBL Dwellings advertised. If applicants do not express an interest in a property or the properties advertised, they will not be considered for them.
Preferred areas can cover up to three areas: North Cork, South Cork, and West Cork. If, for example, you have selected an area in North Cork you will see all available properties in the North Cork.
No. Allocations are made in accordance with the Allocation Scheme.
If there is more than one household interested in letting the property that you are interested in, we will decide which household is allocated the property. When deciding this, we will take account off actors such as:
Your time will remain the same. However if you do not express interest in a property or in properties online, you will not be considered for them. As most properties will be on Choice Based Letting going forward, you will miss out on being considered for them if you do not place your interest online.
A demo can be shown to you by a member of the housing staff in the main divisional office.
You can place one expression of interest per property advertised.
No. You will have to express interest online again if you have an active social housing support application.
Please note that Cork County Council reserves the right not to allocate a bid dwelling under Choice Based Letting to applicant households in a given week and reserves the right to re-advertise the bid dwelling again in another time period.
You will not be considered for the allocation of that dwelling if you have not expressed an interest in it.
Please note that Cork County Council does not accept responsibility for applicant households who miss the deadline to express their interest in a property underChoice Based Letting.
Please note that details of individual household applicants for a bid dwelling under Choice Based Letting will not be available for public release in accordance with Data Protection requirements.
A Properties update category will be available to you on cbl.corkcoco.ie to confirm at what stage in the allocation process the property is at, i.e. has it been allocated or still in the allocation process.
Before the CBL period ends you can check your submitted properties tab, if the property appears then you have successfully checked out the property and will be included for consideration when the property is being allocated. Once the period ends you can view the Properties Update tab to see at what stage of the allocation process the property is at.
If the property does not appear in your submitted properties tab during the CBL period then you may not have checked out the property fully. You should check your basket and see if the property is there. If it is then it needs to be checked out fully. If it is not there then you have not selected this property at all. You must go to the list of available properties tab and begin the selection process again.