Apply For a Home

Although Colne manages over 3,000 properties across Essex, on average we only let two or three properties a week. The majority of our homes are let to people who are nominated by their local council or who bid via Choice Based Lettings for vacancies.

To bid for a property via Choice Based Lettings in Colchester, Braintree, Maldon, or Babergh districts, you must register on the Gateway to Homechoice website at

For properties in Chelmsford, contact Home Option via email at or phone 01245 606640

Our properties in the Tendring area are let through nominations only.

You need to register with the local authority which can be done online at or by phone on 01255 686466  

Not what you’re looking for? Your answer may be on our FAQs page.