Social housing, right to buy and exchanges
Local district and borough councils allocate council housing. There are long waiting lists and it is allocated to those who are most in need.
The local council's will:
- provide a housing application form
- assess if you are eligible for social housing
- prioritise those in need
- tell 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 a letting scheme which each district and borough council uses to advertise vacancies for social and affordable housing.