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Housing Allocations Scheme 2017

The City of London Corporation held a public consultation between 22 May and 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.

All comments we received during the consultation have now been considered and a revised version of the scheme has been produced. A review of the consultation and a copy of the revised scheme can be found below.

Please note that tenancies will continue to be let under the current Allocations Scheme 2015 until all active applications have been reassessed in line with the new scheme.

Housing Allocations consultation feedback:

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:
09 March 2018