There are many more people in the London Borough of Bexley who would like social housing than we can help. Some people may have to wait many years before being offered a new home, whilst others may not be successful at all. Whilst Bexley HomeChoice makes the system of allocating social housing much more open and transparent, it will not increase the amount of social housing that is available.
If you feel you really need a new home and your bids using Bexley HomeChoice have not been successful, there are other housing options that you might like to consider. For more information visit the Council's website here.
Shared ownership can be an option for many who are finding it hard to get on the property ladder. There are a number of shared ownership properties available within Bexley and South East London, and all are advertised on the Mayor of London's FIRST STEPS website, hosted by Share to buy. Register at www.sharetobuy.com/firststeps to search for properties and more information about eligibility and your options.
Seaside & Country Homes
Seaside & Country Homes is the Mayor of London's scheme which offers tenants aged sixty plus, currently living in council or housing associations in London the opportunity to move outside of London.
There are over 3,000 properties, mainly two bedroom bungalows and one and two bedroom flats, available through the scheme. However the allocation to London Borough of Bexley is significantly smaller.
Priority is given to Seaside & Country Homes applicants who will be vacating the most bedrooms. Therefore as well as giving older people the opportunity to move out of London, the scheme also helps homeless and overcrowded families in London as it gives them the chance to move into the homes vacated by those registered on the scheme.
Should you be interested in this scheme or require further information please look at https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing-and-land/renting/seaside-and-country-homes.