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    • JasonEnn
    • By JasonEnn 6th Aug 18, 6:24 PM
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    Social Housing Bidding Queue
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    • 6th Aug 18, 6:24 PM
    Social Housing Bidding Queue 6th Aug 18 at 6:24 PM
    Hi guys - so I'm currently bidding on some properties but I'm being pushed down the queue postition even after the bidding cycle has ended (happended twice).



    For example:
    I bid for a property and ended up being 2nd at the end of the cycle. I checked again at the end of the day (the day after it ended) and I was pushed down to 3rd.


    Same thing happened a couple of weeks ago when I was 11th at the end of the cycle and two days after it ended, I was pushed to 12th.


    Is this normal? What is actually happening here?


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    • JasonEnn
    • By JasonEnn 6th Aug 18, 7:19 PM
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    • #2
    • 6th Aug 18, 7:19 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 7:19 PM
    Hmm maybe.. but all my other bids status are still active. This means they haven't given the properties away yet.
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 6th Aug 18, 7:37 PM
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    • #3
    • 6th Aug 18, 7:37 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 7:37 PM
    What did the HA or council say when you asked them about it?

    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 6th Aug 18, 9:23 PM
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    • #4
    • 6th Aug 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:23 PM
    Its usually housing officers putting bids on for people without access to the internet - elderly, disabled etc or making auto bids for people they know are band 1 eligible but haven't bid because they are in hospital etc. There are also some bids that come in by paper application form that need adding.

    As sunnyintervals said - sometimes its emergency homeless - house fires, domestic violence, witness protection. Any number of reasons.
    • JasonEnn
    • By JasonEnn 21st Sep 18, 4:16 PM
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    • #5
    • 21st Sep 18, 4:16 PM
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    • 21st Sep 18, 4:16 PM
    They bid for people who are unable to bid for themselves.
    • Balabalabala and Volare
    • By Balabalabala and Volare 21st Sep 18, 11:50 PM
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    • #6
    • 21st Sep 18, 11:50 PM
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    • 21st Sep 18, 11:50 PM
    With most CBL systems there is an "autobid" facility which will bid on any property that meets an applicants needs. These are usually applied to those deemed unable, or unwilling, to bid on suitable properties when in a priority banding in order to discharge any "duty to house". In most cases, the property offered is refused and, as a result, the priority removed. Your ranking well... Keep bidding.
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