I want to apply for council housing
About Enfield's Housing Register
What is it?
A register of all applicants who have applied for and qualify, under the points scheme, to bid for council or housing association properties via the Choice Based Lettings System.
What are my chances?
Last year there were 7500 people on our housing register and only 884 properties became available for letting in Enfield .
There is a serious shortage of properties and as a result very few people registering for housing succeed in obtaining council housing. A majority of applicants will never have enough points to bid for properties through the Choice Based Lettings System, which is why we urge applicants to consider their other housing options, such as;
- Staying in your current home
- Renting Privately
If you are a council or housing association tenant wishing to move
Please view the various housing options on this website for a settled housing solution. Advice to find a home.
Please be aware that:
Applicants can spend many years on the housing register, and should be aware that the housing register is not a waiting list. Your application will be assessed to see if you have priority for housing under our points scheme.
More information about the priorities for housing can be found in the Council's Allocations Scheme.
Choice Based Lettings
If you do have priority for housing under our points scheme, most council or housing association homes are allocated by Enfield Homes through the Choice Based Lettings System. Most of the properties that become available for letting are flats on estates, many of which are in high rise buildings.
We do not nominate applicants to other councils - you can make a housing application direct to any council of your choice. For more information regarding to applying with another council click here.
This page was last updated on 23-May-2013.