Council homes in Islington are in high demand and there aren’t enough for everyone who wants one. There are thousands of people on the housing register, many of whom have nowhere at all to live.
If you feel you need to move to another home, there are a number of schemes to consider.
The Council allocates all its own and some housing association properties in Islington through the Choice Based Lettings Scheme.
If you want the Council to consider you for another home (owned by them or a housing association), you must first fill in a transfer application form. You can get one from either of our offices or any of the Council’s area housing offices (run by Homes for Islington). The Council’s Transfer team will:
Any available properties are advertised on the Home Connections website, in the Islington Gazette and in the Choice property list. If you are interested in any of the available properties, you must bid for them. You can bid by visiting the Council’s website or by ringing Home Connections. See useful contacts for details. You can also text a bid if you prefer.
You can bid for up to three properties each week. The Council:
If you are in rent arrears, you won’t generally be eligible to move.
You can get more information by calling the Rehousing enquiry service. See useful contacts for details.
For further information on how the Council Allocates homes please see the Allocations Scheme in our publications section