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Babergh District Council: How to Apply for Housing


Anyone can apply for housing, including people who are already in a Council property who wish to move.

There is no paper application form – There are two ways to apply:

1) You need to register using an online form for our Gateway to Homechoice lettings system at


2)         By completing the form over the phone with a member of staff    by contacting us on 0300 123 4000

Online applications can be made on behalf of individuals by family, friends or support advocates.

Self Build

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 places a duty on all local authorities in England to keep and have regard to a register of people who are interested in self build or custom build projects in their area, details of the Babergh register are available from the Babergh website by clicking here. (Opens in new tab).


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