Please read this page for some quick handy hints on how to use this website; if you need to contact somebody about something unrelated to using this website please look at our contact us page.
This page is a handy tutorial on the following common tasks:
How to register on the system
Registering on the system will allocate you a login reference which will allow you to log back in at any time to complete an application, update an application, and when your application is approved, bid on properties and view your bids.
Click on the register button on the top right hand side of the Home page and complete the form.
When you have completed the form, click
You will then be given a login reference which you will need to note down.
How to complete an application form
Once you are registered on the system and have a login you will be able to complete an application form. This form will be for all types of accommodation available in Newport.
To complete the application you will first need to be logged in. If you are not already logged in you can do so by clicking on the Login button on the top right of the screen and entering your login reference followed by the memorable date you set when you originally registered and then select Continue.
You will now be logged into your My Account screen. Click on the Apply for Social Housing link. This link is for all types of accommodaiton, including low cost home ownership options and aotehr affordable accommdoation across the city.
Complete the social housing form and on the final page, click on the button.
Your application has now been submitted and when it has been approved, you will be able to bid on properties you are eligible for. To view the status of your application, click on My account in the top right of the screen and your application status will be displayed.
How to search and bid for properties
You do not need to be logged in to search for properties, but you do have to be logged in and have an active application in order to bid on properties.
Click Properties and recent lets search, select the type of property you are searching for, enter an area and press Search. If you just press Search without selecting a property type or area, all available properties will be displayed.
A list of properties will be displayed. If you are logged in, you will see in the bottom right hand corner if you are eligible or not. Your potential position on the shortlist at time of bidding is also displayed. This position can change over time as individuals will apply at different times during the advert cycle.
If you are eligible and would like to bid on this property, select the 'apply for property' link.
Confirm your contact details are correct and update them if needed and then select Confirm details and apply.
How to view and withdraw bids
You must first be logged into the system to view and withdraw bids. Once logged in you will need to navigate to the My Account page, from here there is a panel on the right hand side with a link to My Bids.
Your active bids will be displayed.
To view historic bids, use the filters provided to search the properties that you have previously applied for.
To withdraw a bid, click in the checkbox to the left of the bid and press
Please note that only active bids can be withdrawn from the system.