Tower Hamlets Homeseekers

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Welcome to HOMESEEKERS, the choice based lettings scheme for Council and Housing Association properties in Tower Hamlets.

Homefinder logo  

Homefinder UK is a national housing mobility scheme which brings social housing applicants, properties and landlords together, all in one portal.

With a fast growing supply of properties nationwide, this scheme helps tenants and homeless households, who want or need to move, to find a home that better matches their household size and personal and financial circumstances.  For more information please click here.

Watch the Tenant video here  or the Landlord video here.

(video opens in a separate window in Google Docs).

Please note: From Wednesday 15th June 2016, the Tower Hamlets Housing Options service will be closed on wednesday mornings for training and staff development. Doors will open at 1pm.

Just Ask Mo advert

To visit our Ask Mo website, please go to: or click here

Front page of Allocations Scheme document

The revised Allocations Scheme came into effect on 20th of April 2013 and a copy is available to download, please click here.



Do I have the option to bid for a property smaller than
my assessed (or 'ideal') bedroom need?

To ease any financial hardship that the Welfare Reforms may cause some families, households will now have the option to bid for a property smaller than their assessed bedroom need (as defined by the Tower Hamlets Allocations Scheme).

You will still be able to bid for the size of property that we have assessed your household as requiring, but you now have the choice to bid for a property which is one bedroom and one bed space smaller than what you ideally need, subject to this not causing statutory overcrowding.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you bid and are housed to a property that is smaller than your assessed need and then make a transfer application for rehousing you will then start with a new registration date i.e. you will lose your previous waiting time on the housing register.

To bid for available homes, you need to login, please 
click here. 

Remember there are 3 steps to making a web bid, for details, click here.


Housing Moves is the Mayor of London's housing mobility scheme that allows tenants of London boroughs or housing associations to move outside their existing borough to a different part of London. It is run by the Greater London Authority and the majority of London boroughs and housing associations are participating.  

If you would like more information about Housing Moves then please click here.

We are happy to announce that the Council and its Common Housing Register partners joined Housing Moves on 8th October 2012.  Tenants are now able to register on the scheme to move out of Tower Hamlets.

Do you live in a home which has MORE BEDROOMS than you need? Then we may be able to help, please click here for more details.


The following are Partner Landlords: Tower Hamlets Council, Tower Hamlets Homes, Poplar HARCA, Tower Hamlets Community Housing, Spitalfields HA, Swan Housing Association, EastendHomes, Gateway Housing Association, Southern Housing Group, Old Ford HA, Providence Row HA, Family Mosaic, East Thames Housing Group, Metropolitan Housing Trust, One Housing, Network Homes, Guinness South, Genesis Housing Association, Circle 33 Housing Trust, Gallions Housing Association, London & Quadrant, Notting Hill Housing Trust, Peabody.  All work as partners to provide the Common Housing Register. To find out more about these landlords, please click here.

For details about BELGRAVE HOUSING CO-OP please click here.

To download a housing application form, please click here.

The Permit Transfer Scheme for residents moving to 3 bedroom or larger social rented car free homes has now been introduced.  For more information click here (car free development page on Council website).

There are other housing options to consider, such as mutual exchanges, seaside and country homes scheme, shared ownership.  Please click on the "Links" option on the menu toolbar above to see the list of web sites, or click here


moving home Preparing for your move

There is a lot to think about when you move home and it can be hard to know what needs to be done.  A booklet, developed by the lottery-funded Getting on with Money project, provides tips and steps to give you a stress free start in your new home.

It includes guidelines on what you need to do about your benefits when you move home, with detailed information on housing benefit, council tax reduction, support grants and where to get advice in Tower Hamlets.

Please click here to view the booklet.


To view results for health assessments,please click here.


All homes that have undergone an access survey are included on the Accessible Housing Register, and categorised according to the London Accessible Housing Register categories:

Category A - Wheelchair Accessible
Category B - Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Category C - Lifetime Homes
Category D - Easy Access
Category E - Step Free
Category F - General Housing
Category G - Home not yet assessed
Click here to view a pdf version
Click here to view a html version

Click here to download ADOBE READER


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