How Manchester Move works
Most homes are advertised on Manchester Move for one week - from early Thursday morning, to 1pm the following Wednesday. You can bid for a home at any time during this period.
At the end of each bidding period (every Wednesday) the landlord that has advertised the property gets a list of all the people who have bid for it. The bidder with the highest priority is offered the home first.
Offered to a bidder
If the property has been advertised using Manchester City Council rules, the home is offered to any bidders from Band 1 first; starting with the one who has been in this band the longest - that's the person with the earliest award date.
If there's no-one in Band 1, it's offered to anyone in Band 2 who has bid for it (starting with the bidder with the earliest award date) and so on down the bands until it's offered to a bidder who accepts it.
Occasionally a home is advertised as a 'First come first served' property. Instead of looking at the priority of the bidders (as described above), a home like this goes to the first bidder who is eligible for it.