PLEASE TAKE ACTION
In the next few months Lewisham Homesearch is changing; a newly developed IT system, new branding and a new name – ‘Find Your Home’.
For all those already on the register, to ensure you get the best from this service, please review your on-line housing application to ensure it is up to date. Please provide your email address and up to date mobile number.
More news will follow over the coming months on both the Lewisham Homesearch and LB Lewisham websites.
HOUSING ALLOCATION POLICY CONSULTATION
Our consultation into changes to our Allocations Scheme (how we let social housing) has been extended and now closes on 14th March 2021. If you have not already responded, we would like to hear your views. You can find out more and respond at https://consultation.lewisham.gov.uk/strategic-housing-and-regulatory-services/https-lewisham-gov-uk-media-lewisham-housingal/
We are making some changes to the housing Allocation Scheme (how we let social housing) and we want to hear your views on our suggestions.
All local authorities in England must have an Allocation Scheme to decide:
Your feedback will be used to shape the Allocation Scheme. This will help us to make sure that it works effectively and that it is fair and responsive to housing need across the borough.
Summary of changes
Further detail on the proposed changes will be provided throughout the consultation, but the six, main proposed changes are as below:
You can complete our online consultation available here. Web address: https://consultation.lewisham.gov.uk/strategic-housing-and-regulatory-services/https-lewisham-gov-uk-media-lewisham-housingal/ . If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . The consultation will close on 14th March 2021.
If you would like to join the register please be aware that you will have to meet our eligibility criteria, and that there are many more people registered than there are homes available. You will not be able to bid on a property until you have joined the register and your application is approved.
If you are an existing tenant of a registered social landlord please contact your landlord with any queries relating to your application.
Search for housing
Properties that are available for rent will be advertised from Thursday to Sunday each week. Please note that on weeks with a bank holiday there will be no properties advertised.
If you see a property you are eligible for and interested in then login and apply for it. This process is known as bidding. You can also view results of recent lettings.
For help to use Lewisham Homesearch please use the Lewisham Homesearch Six Step Guide.
The majority of downloadable documents on our website are in PDF format. To view a PDF document you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free.