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On the Move logo

(use the logo to go to the on the move website - opens in new window)

Chesterfield Borough Council's Choice Based Lettings Scheme

'On the move' is the name of the scheme which Chesterfield Borough Council uses to allocate its properties to applicants on the waiting list.  All properties are advertised in the new Housing Solutions Centre, the Staveley Office and the on the move website .

The Housing Solutions Centre is situated at 73 Low Pavement in the town centre, close to the pavements shopping centre.  In the centre you can:


  • register on the waiting list

  • receive housing advice ranging from shared ownership and private rented property to council accommodation as far away as Nottingham

  • bid on empty properties

  • get advice on services provided by the Home Improvement Agency, such as the Handy Person Scheme or energy efficiency

  • terminate your existing council tenancy

  • register for a mutual exchange


and much more…


You can bid on the properties advertised from Thursday (00:01am) to Tuesday (11:59pm) and the applicant at the top of the waiting list will be contacted soon after.  You will not be able to bid on any properties on Wednesday.  The new advertising cycle will then commence on the following Thursday.

CBC Housing Application Form (pdf 145kb)

Download our choice based lettings user guide below

CBL - User Guide (pdf  73kb)

Write To
Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
Rose Hill
S40 1LP

Tel: 01246 345345
Text: 07960 910264
Fax: 01246 345252

In Person At:-
Customer Service Centre
85 New Square


Click here to view the location of the Town Hall


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