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Step 1 - Registration

You can register with Coventry Homefinder by completing the on-line application form.  Registering on Coventry Homefinder is a fully automated service and you will be provided with your registration number as soon as you have completed this. You will be placed in band 3A or 3B depending on whether you have a local connection to the area.

For details on whether you are eligible to register, please click Who Can Use the Service.

Do I have a priority need?

If you think that your household requirements mean that you should be in a different band you must contact the Coventry Homefinder Team requesting an assessment.  Please provide the relevent information to:

Coventry Homefinder, 1st Floor Spire House, New Union Street, Coventry, CV1 2PW. 

Details of priority bands can be found here

Details of the information you need to provide can be found on the Further Information page.

Updating your application and Annual Renewal of your application

Once you have registered on Coventry Homefinder you should keep your account up to date with any changes to your household to ensure that you can bid on appropriate accommodation.  Changes to your circumstances can be made by logging in to your online application, making the changes and clicking submit at the end of the application.

Please do not email us or send client messages with your changes of circumstances or details as this will not be changed on your application.

On the anniversary of your first registration date you will be sent a message through your homefinder account advising you to review the details of your application.  If you do not review the details and confirm you wish to remain on the register, your application will be closed. You have 125 days after the first notification was sent to you to complete this. 

If your account is closed and you still want to bid on properties you must make a new application and will lose the benefit of any registration time that you have accrued.

Property Size

You will only be able to bid for a property that is suitable for your household size.  To assess the size of property that you need we use the ‘bedroom standard’:

The Coventry Homefinder Policy will allocate a separate bedroom to:

  • Each married or cohabiting couple (including civil partners).
  • Each adult aged 21 years or more, not in a couple.
  • Any two children/adolescents of the same sex under 21.
  • Any two children of opposite sex under 10.
  • Any other child who cannot be paired with another as above.
  • A carer who does not live as part of the household but provides the applicant or a member of the household with overnight care on four or more nights per week.

The following table shows some examples:

        Number of Bedrooms

 Household Type



 1  2  3  4  5
 Single Person  Bedsit  1 Bed        
 2 adults living together as a couple    1 Bed        
 Couple or single adult with  one child      2 Bed      
Couple or single adult  with two  children       2 Bed  3 bedrooms    
 Couple or single adult with three children        3 bedrooms    
 Couple or single adult with four children        3 bedrooms  4 Bedrooms  
  Couple or single adults with five or more children          4 Bedrooms  5 bedrooms


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