Finding a home in Westminster is difficult, so many people turn to the Council for help. Anyone can apply to Westminster City Council for housing, but due to the severe shortage of available homes we cannot offer a home to most applicants.
Even when someone qualifies for housing, they can wait many years before they get a property.
The Housing Options Service can help you to find alternative solutions to your housing problem. If you are worried that you are about to become homeless, you should get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Many applicants have told us that if they had realised how long the wait for housing would be, they would have been more willing to consider other options when they first applied.
|Current average waiting time for re-housing|
|Studio||1 bed||2 bed||3 bed||4+ bed|
|3 years||4 years||10 years||12.5 years||25 years|
When you apply for housing, we look at your circumstances to see if you fit into one of our priority groups. Priority groups are:
If you don't qualify for priority, unfortunately we will not offer you a home and you will not be registered on any waiting list. You will not be able to bid for properties in these circumstances.