The way you bid for homes through Watford Borough Council is changing!

The way you bid for homes through Watford Borough Council is changing!

Watford Borough Council is changing the system it uses for property bidding. If you’re on the housing register, you’ll need to sign up to the new system, called Home Connections, in order to easily track and bid on the properties you like.

Home Connections is a new and improved way to bid on properties, which makes it easier to bid for a home you like - replacing Herts Choices Homes as the way to find your new home. The system now allows you to download an app, which means you can place bids and receive notifications about available properties on the go! You can also upload document to your account yourself, and you’ll receive improved feedback on your chances of successfully bidding for a property.

On 16th July 2018, Watford Borough Council switched to the new Home Connections system, so you won’t be able to use Herts Choice Homes to bid on properties any longer. If you haven’t already registered, you’ll need to sign up to Home Connections to begin using it.

Registering for Home Connections won’t disadvantage your position on the housing register in any way – you’ll still be banded on the information you give us when you register, and you won’t lose your priority registration date (unless your new registration moves you to a higher band).

To sign up, head to to register now!

If you need some help signing up or registering to Home Connections, Watford Borough Council will be running some drop-in sessions in the Pod at the CreatorSpace in Watford Central Library on the following dates:

  • Friday 15 June, 9:30am 12:30pm
  • Friday 22 June, 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Friday 29 June, 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Friday 6 July, 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Friday 13 July, 9:30am – 12:30pm


Alternatively, you can drop in to the customer services centre in the Town Hall.

For more information and answers to all of your questions, visit