Social Housing

Information about social housing including tenant management, help with moving and your housing options.

Social housing and you

  • Local housing information

    An overview of housing in Kensington and Chelsea and who can join the Council's housing register.

  • Social housing in the borough

    Information on social housing in the borough

  • Supported housing and hostels

    This page tells you how to access supported housing, how you will be assessed and the type of support available.

  • Home Connections

    Find out more about properties that are advertised on the Council’s choice-based lettings scheme, Home Connections.

  • Temporary accommodation

    We do not have enough properties to house everyone who is in housing need, and therefore we have to put some households into temporary accommodation.

  • Health assessments

    When you apply to the Housing Register you will be asked about your health needs and your need to be rehoused. Find out if you need a health assessment plus what happens next.

  • Self assessment form

    We have developed an online housing self assessment form, to help you understand your likelihood of being housed and to provide you with some advice and information to help you.

  • Housing options for older people

    Information on housing options for older people including sheltered housing and extra care housing.

  • Accessible housing

    Information about how we allocate social housing in the borough including assessing how accessible it is.

  • Right to Buy

    The Right to Buy means that certain tenants can buy their home at a discount to the full market value. Find out more including the different discount levels depending on whether your home is a house or a flat.

Tenant Management

  • Housing support services

    Housing support services are for residents who are experiencing difficulties and may be at risk of losing their homes. The support can help you to manage your home and stay independent.

  • Tenants' Consultative Committee

    Find out more about who the Committee is made up of, when it meets, dates of the next meeting plus minutes and presentations from previous meetings.

  • Housing management (formerly KCTMO)

    The Council has taken over the management of its homes from Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (the KCTMO). This includes day-to-day services such as repairs, cleaning and looking after your estates.

Helping you to move

  • Mutual Exchange Scheme

    This scheme is for people who are already housing association or Council tenants and want to swap their property with another tenant.

  • Mobility Transfer Scheme

    This scheme helps to make sure that the people living in ground floor properties are the people who need them most.

  • HomeStart Scheme

    The HomeStart Scheme helps people to move out of London. As all the social housing outside of London will be allocated to tenants already living in those areas, the scheme helps people to move into private rented…

  • Under-occupation Scheme

    If you have spare bedrooms in your property, which you no longer need, the Under-occupation Scheme could help you with a move.

  • Overcrowding

    The Council's Housing Opportunities Team aims to advise on and help to resolve overcrowding.

  • Moving home

    We have put together this simple guide of things to do before moving to make sure it is as stress-free as possible.

Other housing options

  • Intermediate housing

    Intermediate housing covers a range of schemes to help you rent or buy a home that you can afford. Buying affordable housing is often referred to as shared ownership.

  • Private renting

    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.