Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on Sunday.

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Homes & property A summary of our rehousing rules

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.

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