There are very few properties available through social housing. Most people are more likely to find a new home by renting from a private landlord.
For more information, visit our renting from private landlords page.
If you are on a low income and looking for private properties to rent, you may be able to get help through either:
'Help to Buy' is a scheme funded by central government that's designed to help people buy their own home. For more information, visit the Help to Buy website.
'Derby Home Swap' is a local mutual exchange scheme that allows Council and Housing Association tenants to swap properties. Find more information on the Derby Home Swap website.
'HomeSwapper' is a national scheme that lets other council and housing association tenants know you would like to exchange your home. Visit the HomeSwapper website for more information.
Please complete the online assessment form to:
If you are suitable to go on the register, we will let you know how to book an appointment to speak to one of our Housing Advisers, and complete an application.
For more information on how Council housing is allocated in Derby, visit our Council housing- information and advice page.
You can apply to get on the Housing Register of any council in the country, but each will have its own policy on allocating housing. Find out more from the council in the area you wish to move to. Visit the GOV.UK website to find contact details for all councils.
Housing Options services available include:
Outside of these office hours, telephone 01332 786968.
Our priority is to try and prevent you from becoming homeless. We will work with you and any relevant agencies to stop you from losing your home so that you can stay where you are. Please contact us using the contact numbers listed above for office hours or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are worried about paying you rent or mortgage, Shelter can provide advice to help prevent problems getting out of hand. Contact Shelter on:
You can also contact Direct Help and Advice: