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This week's homes to rent

See this week's newsletter, which contains all the properties to rent in Gateshead through Tyne and Wear Homes.

You can bid on homes until 11.59pm on Monday.

View this week's properties

Before you start your search, you will need to join the rental register.

Bidding for properties

A bid is a way of telling us that you would like to be considered for a property. You can only bid on a property if your application has been accepted onto the Tyne and Wear Homes register. 

There are two types of lettings that you can bid on, choice based lettings and properties available now.

Choice based lettings

You can make up to three bids each week on choice based lettings, with bids open from Thursday at 00.01am until Monday at 11.59pm.

Properties available now

You can place additional bids on properties that are available now, as these are always advertised on the Tyne and Wear Homes system. 

How to make a bid

There are a number of ways:

  • online at
  • call the 24-hour automated phone line on 0300 7777 245 (calls will be charged at the local rate)
  • text your housing reference number 'space' date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy) 'space' first property reference 'space' second property reference 'space' third property reference to 0753 740 4367
  • visit your local housing office

Before bidding you can see your current position for the property, which might help you decide whether or not to make a bid on a different property. Your position may also change as other bids are made. You can choose to withdraw your bid and place an alternative bid if you want.

We advise that you only ever bid on properties that you have a genuine interest in, otherwise it can affect your priority for housing. 

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