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Choice Based Letting

Clare County Council operates the Choice Based Letting system for certain vacant properties in County Clare.

Properties available under Choice Based Letting

The majority of properties that are available for occupancy to Clare County Council are advertised via Choice Based Letting(CBL).
Specially adapted properties and those designated for senior citizens may not be advertised via Choice Based Letting.

Who can access Choice based Letting System

All approved housing applicants, including transfer applicants and HAP tenants, can express an interest in properties on the CBL website.

When are properties advertised?

Available properties are advertised on Choice Based Letting on a weekly basis each Wednesday morning at midnight. These properties remain advertised until midnight the following Tuesday night. Housing applicants are advised to log in every week to check the dwellings that are available that week and those wishing to place an expression of interest must do so before midnight on Tuesday. A ‘suitable’ property is one that you have chosen to express an interest in and that matches your housing needs.

Please note that only households that have expressed an interest in a dwelling under Choice Based Letting, whose household composition suits the property type, will be considered initially. For example, if you are approved for a three-bedroom unit and you express an interest in a four-bedroom unit, you may not be considered. Applicants may express an interest in properties outside of their specified areas of preference. However, where there are a large number of expressions of interest in a property, we may only consider expressions from those who have specified a preference for accommodation in that area. Applicants should log in every week to check whether they wish to express an interest in the properties advertised in that week.

Accessing Choice Based Letting website

The website for viewing properties is

Usernames and passwords are issued in the post to all eligible applicants. If you don't have access to the internet, Clare County Council libraries have public access PCs which can be used. You will need to provide photo ID if you are not a member of the library.

Updating your application details

If your details are incorrect or out of date, please complete the attached Social Housing Needs Assessment Update Form and submit to the Housing Department of Clare County Council

Further information

Further information is available on the CBL website. You can also email for further information or call for information on (065) 6846417.

Page last reviewed: 21/09/23

Content managed by: Housing and Integration Department

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Choice Based Letting
Housing and integration department
Clare County Council
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
Co. Clare
V95 DXP2
(065) 6846417
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