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 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
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
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.
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.