To be eligible for the City of London Housing Register you must be either living or working within the City “Square Mile” for at least two years or be an existing tenant who pays rent to the City of London. If you do not meet these requirements you should contact the local authority where you live, you may be eligible to join their housing register.
If you are an existing tenant paying rent to the City of London who wishes to move into a property the same size as the one in which you currently live, you can only do this if you have specific medical or welfare needs. If not you will need to register for a mutual exchange – see the mutual exchange page. If you have medical or welfare needs please contact the Housing Needs Team on [email protected]. You may also register with Housing Moves: www.housingmoves.org.
If your current accommodation is at risk or unsuitable for your needs, you may need to find alternative accommodation whilst you wait for social housing or even as a permanent alternative.
If you have received a section 21 notice or been asked to leave your current home you can contact any local authority and make an application under the Homelessness Reduction Act.
There are many ways you can look for accommodation; how and what will depend on your circumstances, your age and size of your family etc.
If you are an older person you may be eligible for Sheltered Housing: the City of London has 2 sheltered Housing Schemes in Islington and Southwark. Applicants must be over 66 years of age and eligible for housing in the UK.
If you have a secure social housing tenancy where you live and you found work in another part of the UK, you can apply to the Local Authority where your employment is based to apply under the Right to Move scheme.
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