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About DKO

Welcome to Durham Key Options. DKO is a partnership between Dale & Valley Homes, Durham City Homes, East Durham Homes, Karbon Homes, livin, Teesdale Housing, and of course, Durham County Council.

We aim to give you more choice in deciding where you want to live. Properties that are available for rent will be advertised each week, both social rents and private. We also advertise shared ownership and affordable homeownership properties.

You must then tell us which properties you are interested in. This process is known as bidding. You may only bid for a property if your application has been accepted onto our housing register.
Our website is packed with useful information to help you find you a suitable home. You can use this website to:

  • Search  for available properties
  • Apply for a property
  • View results of previous lettings

On the right hand side of this page is a panel with some helpful topics to get you started.

All of our customer documents, including our policy, are available to view here.

Some information on this site is in PDF format (Portable Document Format). To view these documents you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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