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Housing Allocations Scheme 2017 - consultation open (22 May-18 August)

The City of London Corporation is holding a public consultation (22 May-18 August) on a proposed new Housing Allocations Scheme. This scheme will decide how all social housing on the City Corporation’s 12 estates across London is let to tenants who want to transfer and those on the City Corporation’s Housing Register.

The current Allocations Scheme needs to be updated to reflect recent changes in the law and market conditions. Given the limited supply of social homes, the proposed scheme is also designed to ensure that those most in need are prioritised.

The City Corporation wants to be open about how tenancies are let. To do this, the proposed scheme includes all social housing lettings, is clearer about our rules and processes and is written to be easier to understand.

You are invited to tell us your views on the proposed scheme. All comments we receive during the consultation will be considered before the final version of the scheme is produced.

The consultation will run up until Friday 18 August.

Have your say

Download the full proposed Housing Allocations Scheme 2017 (347 KB)
View a summary of the major changes and have your say on our proposals

Housing Asset Management Strategy 2015-2020

We produced a draft Housing Asset Management Strategy for the next five years that sets out our vision for housing in the City and our estates in neighbouring areas from 2015 - 2020.

We will use our strategy to help us deliver the following key priorities:

  • increase the supply of homes
  • provide homes that are secure, can be economically heated, are free from damp and can be adapted to accommodate changing needs
  • continue to implement the Decent Homes Standard and enhance this standard by developing a new City of London Housing Standard
  • develop and deliver a new letting standard to all empty properties
  • deliver value for money across capital investment, responsive repairs and the re-letting of empty properties

The strategy sets out why we think these are important, what we are planning to do and the actions and commitments which will help us to achieve our objectives.

Planned major works

Planned major works on the City of London housing estates are generally split into two types:

  • revenue projects, which are cyclical works like the five-year external painting, major repairs to boundary walls, refurbishment of cold water tanks etc. and minor improvements, like installing a new item of play equipment
  • capital projects, large schemes like renewal of windows, roofs, lifts etc. and take several months or years to plan and implement.

We are responsible for all planned maintenance and improvements (excluding day to day repairs) to the housing estates.

We also promote energy efficiency initiatives, undertake the energy rating of the housing stock and assessments under the Housing health & safety rating system for compliance with the Decent Homes Standard.

Homelessness or at risk

Homelessness Strategy for 2014-2019 and other statistics and figures.

Tenancy Policy

Resident Communications and Engagement Strategy 2017-2019

Complaints Policy

Vexatious Complaints Policy

Pets Policy

Home Energy Conservation Act 2013

06 October 2015
Last Modified:
26 June 2017