Other housing options

Kensington and Chelsea is one of the most popular areas to live in the UK, with an estimated population of 169,000 people.  Demand for social housing far exceeds supply, and the borough is the most expensive place to rent or buy a home in the country.

Affordable housing

Affordable housing covers a range of schemes to help you buy or rent a home that you can afford.  The Council supports the development of affordable ownership schemes for people who cannot afford to buy a home on the open market without financial help. 

Emergency accommodation

The Council has a duty to provide advice and assistance to anyone who is homeless. In some cases we may have a legal duty to provide temporary accommodation for people who are homeless and vulnerable.

Private rented accommodation

These pages offer advice on looking for rented accommodation, and suggestions on where to look, as well as ways the Council can help tenants in the private rented sector.

Social housing

The number of people in Kensington and Chelsea who need to be re-housed is much larger than the number of properties available to the Council for letting each year.  Find out  more about your chances of being re-housed and how to contact us.