It is impossible to say as it depends on the availability of homes, how many other people are bidding, and the level of housing need you have.

We recognise that the demand for available homes in many areas of Inverclyde exceeds supply. This means that there will be circumstances where we cannot realistically hope to find suitable homes for all customers on our housing register.

You can improve your chances by being flexible on the type of home you will consider and the area you wish to live, please note that we cannot guarantee you a move.

We will seek to maximise the opportunities for housing that are open to each customer by offering advice about the range of the housing options available within our housing stock, including areas where supply of available housing exceeds demand.

In addition to registering with RCH you can also complete an application with These Homes who advertised properties on behalf of other local housing associations.

You can bid for homes that meet your housing requirements and that are advertised to your Needs Group.

A separated parent with access rights may be awarded a maximum of one additional bedroom regardless of the number of children and their gender within the family, providing the minimum requirements are met.

We will check all bids and contact the successful applicant to arrange a viewing. We will confirm your circumstances by contacting your landlord for a tenancy reference and carrying out a home visit.

If you are shortlisted or refuse a property after viewing, this will be noted on your application. If you refuse 2 properties within a 12-month period your application will be suspended for 6 months, which will prevent you from bidding.

Customers who find themselves homeless should seek advice from the Homeless Service at Inverclyde Council:

Municipal Buildings Princes Street House

Clyde Square

Greenock, PA15 1LY

Princes Street House

19-29 Princes Street

Port Glasgow, PA14 5JH


Telephone 01475 717171 or 01475 719999 after office hours.