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Important announcement

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Council staff are being re-directed to help the NHS with the COVID-19 vaccination programme. It may therefore take longer than normal to assess applications and to respond to queries. 

Because of the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus there are also differences in the way that homes are let. This is to comply with government guidelines, and ensure that both you and staff stay as safe as possible. This might lead to some delays in the letting process which will be explained to you at the time if your bid is successful.

It is important that you:

  • Regularly login to your Homefinder Somerset account to check for messages. Councils will send messages to your Homefinder Somerset account rather than sending letters
  • Ensure that your phone number and email address are up to date. Landlords will seek to contact you by phone or email rather than sending letters
  • Use the online application form wherever possible. Paper application forms are less likely to be processed at this time.

Mutual Exchange on Homefinder Somerset is ending on 31 July 2021

Are you a council or housing association tenant? If so, please note that it will no longer be possible to register for mutual exchange or advertise your home for mutual exchange on Homefinder Somerset from 31 July. You will still be able to bid for homes that are being advertised by partner landlords.  

You can use other websites to seek a mutual exchange such as Homeswapper or House Exchange. Please contact your landlord for more information. 

Welcome to Homefinder Somerset

Welcome to Homefinder Somerset - the way to find a home to rent, within Somerset.

We are a partnership of Local Authorities and Housing Associations working together to make the process of finding a home simple and transparent for applicants.

If you are looking for social housing anywhere in Somerset, you can complete one application form and your needs will be assessed against the same criteria set out in the policy, no matter where you live. You will then be able to use our Choice Based Lettings service to apply for homes that you are interested in.

If you would like to learn more about the scheme please click on this link for some video guides

Good luck in finding your new home through Homefinder Somerset.


Advertising dates 13

Current cycle

12 May, until 16 May

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Starts 19 May, until 23 May
New homes in Castle Cary coming soon
Abri will soon be advertising 32 new homes for rent at Station Road, Castle Cary. The new homes are expected to be ready at the end of January 2021. There will be a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom flats, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, and a 5 bedroom house. Applicants will need a local connection to South...
Published: Friday 20 November 2020

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