Council housing, right to buy and exchanges

1. Council housing

Local district and borough councils allocate council housing and give priority to those in need. There are long waiting lists for council housing and it is allocated to those who are most in need.

The local councils will:

  • provide a housing application form
  • assess if you are eligible for council housing
  • prioritise those in need
  • advise you what priority you have for housing

If you are eligible for social housing and accepted onto the housing register, you will be referred to the Homemove letting scheme which each district and borough council uses to advertise vacancies for social and affordable housing.

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