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Welcome to Choice Based Letting. 

For help with using this website, please find our user guide here: https://www.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/atoms/files/cbl_user_guide.pdf

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HAP Transfer applicants: If you are currently placed on the HAP transfer list and have not submitted your signed Landlord reference letter, please submit this a.s.a.p. to Housing Allocations, DLRCOCO via post or send in a scanned copy by email to housingallocations@dlrcoco.ie.




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  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • 1) What is Choice Based Letting (CBL)?

    CBL is a system that allows housing applicants to express their interest in available properties in their preferred area(s).The four preference areas in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown are: 

    • Blackrock / Stillorgan
    • Dun Laoghaire / Dalkey
    • Ballybrack / Shankill 
    • Ballinteer / Ballyogan 
  • 2) Am I eligible for CBL?

    To be eligible for CBL, you must be on the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Social Housing Support List.

  • 3) What properties will be available using CBL?

    CBL will give you the chance to express an interest in a range of residential properties within your area(s) of preference that are suitable for the size of your household. The list of available properties will be displayed from Wednesday to Sunday every week. 

    When you login to the system you will only see properties that match your areas of preference and bed need. 

    Specially adapted properties and those designated for senior citizens will not be advertised on CBL.

  • 4) Will the properties advertised be to the normal standards for letting?


    The properties may be advertised before works required to bring it up to normal standards for letting are completed but all properties will be to normal standards before the formal hand over of keys.

  • 5) If I am interested in a CBL property, what do I do?

    Use the username and password we send you to check the CBL website at least once a week to see if you are interested in any of the properties listed.

    If you see a property you are interested in, you should ‘express your interest’. (We will provide a guide to help you use the system)

    If you do not ‘express your interest’, we cannot consider you for that property.

    If your application is successful, we will contact you.

  • 6) What happens if other people are interested in the same property as me?

    Where more than one person expresses an interest in a property, the property will be allocated to the person highest on our Housing list who has expressed an interest.

    All offers of accommodation resulting from CBL will be subject to our normal Allocations processes including a review of the applicant’s continued eligibility for social housing and Garda & Estate Management clearance.

  • 7) How many houses can I submit a bid for?

    You can place one expression of interest in each property displayed to you on the system. 

  • 8) What if I miss the deadline for expressing interest in a property?

    You will not be considered for the allocation of that dwelling if you have not expressed an interest in it.

  • 9) I don’t have access to the internet – what should I do?

    You are welcome to come into the Council offices. Our staff will be happy to help you. You can also use the internet for free in your local library.

  • 10) If I get a property through this system will I be taken off the housing list?

    Yes you will be removed from the housing list as you be adequately housed.

  • 11) What will happen my time on the housing list with CBL? Will I still have the same time?

    Your time on the housing list will continue to accumulate as normal.  However if you do not express an interest in properties advertised online, you will not be considered for them. 

  • 12) Why is CBL being introduced?

    CBL is being introduced as part of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. It will give housing applicants the chance to express their interest in available properties to the Council.  The process is designed to be as fair as possible as it gives all housing applicants an equal opportunity to view available properties that meet their needs.

  • 13) What happens if I refuse a property through CBL?

    A refusal of an offer under Choice Based Lettings (CBL) will result in the applicant not being entitled to make a further application (bid) under CBL for a period of twelve months