This page gives you quick information on the Choice Based Lettings Scheme and has links to take you to pages where you can view properties, check your details and bid for properties.

“Login” button takes you to the page where you enter your Password to see your details and bid on properties – NOTE – to Log in you must be a registered user of the site.

“See All Properties” – takes you to a page where you can look at the properties on the site– any one can use this facility but you cannot bid on any properties unless you login (see above)

“Housing Options” – takes you to a page with details on other ways of finding housing and meeting housing need.

“This week’s advert and results” – takes you to a page where adverts for properties are stored.

“Languages” – takes you to a page where you can change the language the key information on the site is displayed in

“Contact Us” – takes you to a page where you can get details of how to contact us.

ACCESSIBILITY AND DISPLAY OPTIONS

The links at the top of the page let you change the size and colour layout of the site to suit your needs and move around the site quickly via the sitemap if this suits you.

The Accessibility link gives you more information about features on the site to help visually impaired users use the site.

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Lambeth Living

Welcome to Lambeth Housing Employment Connections Plus 120913

This is the choice based lettings scheme for Lambeth Council homes and for housing association rented properties in Lambeth.

We advertise Council and Housing Association homes which are available to let each week, and you "bid" for homes that you are interested in. At the bottom of this page are details of who we housed in 2011/12, and the average points required.

Housingmoves

Are you a council tenant who wants to move to another part of London for work or to care for a relative or friend?  Are you under-occupying your current home and want to move somewhere smaller?  Housingmoves is the Mayor of London's housing mobility scheme that allows council tenants of London boroughs or housing association tenants to move outside their existing borough to a different part of London.  It is run by the Greater London Authority.  Lambeth Council and the majority of London boroughs and housing associations are participating.

To sign up visit www.housingmoves.org

IMPORTANT: Click on the tabs below and read all information inside before you start bidding.  The bottom tab ‘Average Points Level’ provide details of who we housed in 2011/12, and the average points required.

Short-listing and being invited to view a property

We short-list up to five people to view each property. If you are short-listed, then we will contact you by phone to arrange a viewing. Viewings are at short notice, so it is very important that we have your correct phone number so we can contact you. You may miss out on a viewing if we are unable to contact you in time. If you change your telephone number, please let the Lambeth Service Centre know by phoning them on 020 7926 4200..

You may be invited to view a property at the same time as other bidders. We will indicate to you which of you has first refusal, second refusal, and so on. Properties are advertised as soon as the property is vacated, so there may still be works being done to the property to make it ready for letting when you view it.

Please note that if your are successful bidding for a property we may invite you to attend an interview and may visit your home to verify your circumstances and eligibility. If your circumstances have changed, or the details you provided on your application form are not correct, this may result in your points being reduced, in which case you may not be offered the tenancy. You are advised not to give notice on your current home or incur any expenses, such as buying new furniture, until you have actually signed the tenancy agreement for your new home.

Although there is no penalty for turning down a property after viewing it, please consider very carefully before refusing it. If you change your mind later it will be too late, as the property will have been offered to someone else who wanted it, someone who has fewer points than you!

If you are invited to view a property, please make sure that you bring some personal identification with you.

Before You Place a Bid

Please read the advertisement carefully before bidding.

Check you are happy with the location, floor level, whether there is a lift, number of bedrooms and size of the property. Check if there are any restrictions set out in the advertisement text, for instance, if there is a minimum age limit, medical criteria or if there is restriction on the size of household that can apply. If you have a disability, then please note any comments in the advertisement regarding access, such as entrance st eps or whether the property has a lift.

You can bid for more than one property each week but you will only be shortlisted for one property, so please ensure that you would be equally prepared to accept all properties you bid for, as you will have no choice regarding which property you may be shortlisted for.

When you bid for a property you are expressing a serious interest to be offered a property, so please only bid for properties that you would be prepared to accept if offered. If you bid for a property that you know you would not accept if offered, then you have wasted your bid.

Property sizes

The Bedroom/Bedspaces figure for a property tells you both the number of bedrooms and the size of these rooms. A double room is 2 bedspaces, and a single room is 1 bedspace. So, a property described as 3/4 means it has 3 bedrooms and 4 bedspaces, which means it has one double and two single bedrooms.

If you want to, you can accept a Council property that has fewer bedspaces than the number of people in your family, but Housing Associations will not accept households larger than the number of bedspaces.

Other Housing Options

Demand for Council and Housing Association homes in Lambeth far exceeds supply. For this reason we are only able to offer housing to a small proportion of the people who apply to us. The people that we do help may have waited many years. Therefore we positively encourage you to consider other housing options. For advice on your housing options visit http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/HousingPlanning/HousingOptions/

Languages

This website comes in 8 languages apart from English: Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Polish, Portuguese, Somali and Turkish. To change to one of these languages, please click on the tab marked “Languages” at the top of this page. The Home Connections automated telephone service has instructions in a wider range of languages: English, Arabic, Bangla, Cantonese, French, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Sylheti, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese and Yoruba.

Supply and Demand

The following table shows the number of households currently on the housing list (including existing tenants seeking transfers), together with the number of lettings in 2011/12.

Property SizeNumber on Housing ListsNumber of lettings
Studio/1-bedroom 17,622 861
2-bedroom 7,435 640
3-bedroom 3,071 341
4-bedroom or larger 1,204 90
TOTAL 29,332 1932

Who We House

The following table shows the number of households offered housing in 2011/12.

Allocation GroupNumber Housed
B (Emergencies) 102
C (Supply Transfers) 79
D (Mainstream Transfers) 273
E (Homeless) 872
F (Referrals) 129
H (Mainstream Register) 477
TOTAL 1,932

Average Points Level

These are the average points levels for successful bidders in 2011/12 for allocation groups which have a points system (Group H and Group D).

Group H (Mainstream Housing Register)

Property SizeNumber HousedAverage Points
Studio 149 50
1-bedroom 160 60
2-bedroom 73 66
3-bedroom 43 65
4-bedroom or larger 10 66
Sheltered Housing 53 44

Group D (Mainstream Transfer)

Property SizeNumber HousedAverage Points
Studio 3 33
1-bedroom 50 38
2-bedroom 70 46
3-bedroom 96 62
4-bedroom or larger 21 74
Sheltered Housing 16 55
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