The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Housing Register
What is the Richmond Housing Register?
The Richmond Housing Register contains a list of people with housing needs who have applied for social housing. We maintain the register in partnership with local housing associations.
On 15 May 2013 we introduced a new Housing Allocations Policy which incorporates the recommendations of the Localism Act 2011. If you have made a housing register application this will affect you.
The changes include giving greater priority for re-housing to local residents who have lived in the borough for 3 years or more, those who are working 16 hours or more per week and to those making a community contribution by giving their time to a voluntary organisation for a minimum of 18 hours per month for at last 2 years.
How do I apply?
We use a points scheme to decide priorities for housing. We work out your points on the basis of the information you provide on the application form(pdf, 276KB), so you should make sure to fill in the form fully. You can return the completed form to the address at the bottom of this page
What happens next?
The Housing Provision Team will make an offer of accommodation to you when you have enough points and your housing application has been approved. You will then be nominated for a property.
People are nominated in points order, so those with the highest points are nominated first.
Can I choose a property?
The Council no longer has its own social housing; the property you will be nominated to will be owned and managed by our partner housing associations. You will become a housing association tenant.
Generally, you will not be able to choose which housing association to be nominated to, however if you are already with a particular landlord, you may be able to transfer to another of their properties.
Contact the Housing Provision Team
If you need any help or have any questions or comments, please contact the Housing Provision Section.
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8487 5454