Welcome to Durham Key Options. This is the name for the council's choice based lettings scheme used to allocate social housing across County Durham.
To apply for a property advertised through Durham Key Options, you must first complete an application form. You can do this online by clicking here.
Message from Cestria, Thursday 27th March:
Cestria are currently advertising brand new 3 bed houses on the Middles Estate, Stanley. These homes are built by Dunelm Homes but will be managed by Cestria and therefore tenants will receive our excellent service. You can search for these properties either by looking for Cestria properties or by looking for properties in Stanley.
**New Survey for March 2014: Please let us know how you found this website by clicking on this link**.
Properties are advertised on a weekly basis. The weekly letting cycle starts each week on a Thursday at 12:01am and ends on the following Tuesday at 11:59pm. Bids can be placed at any time during the cycle.
**Please note, there are no properties advertised on a Wednesday.**
Please note, automatic bids for applicants who receive assistance when placing bids are placed immediately after the end of the letting cycle. This may mean that if you were in queue position 1 at midnight on a Tuesday, your position may change when the automatic bid is placed.