Housing strategy

Housing Strategy

The draft housing strategy public consultation has now closed. 

Before finalising our policies, we wanted you to tell us what you think of our proposals. We will take these views and use them to help shape our new strategy, which will be published towards the end of this year.

The consultation closed on 31 July 2015.

Tenancy Policy

The City Council’s Tenancy Policy sets out its approach to flexible tenancies (brought in by the Localism Act 2011) in its own housing stock. The policy follows the principles of the Tenancy Strategy (which is a guide to all social housing with stock in Westminster in their approach to fixed term tenure). The Tenancy Policy also sets out the City Council’s general approach to tenancy management and housing fraud.

For any further information about the Tenancy Policy contact Cecily Herdman:

Post: Policy, Performance and Communications team, 19th Floor City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP
Telephone: 020 7641 2789.
Email: cherdman@westminster.gov.uk  

Leaseholder Policy for Regeneration Areas

The City Council’s Policy for Leaseholders in Housing Renewal Areas sets out the financial compensation and rehousing options for leaseholders where their properties are identified for demolition as part of the housing renewal programme.  

For any further information about the policy contact; Cecily Herdman:

​Post: Policy, Performance and Communications team, 19th Floor City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP
Telephone: 020 7641 2789
Email: cherdman@westminster.gov.uk.

Tenancy Strategy

The council has published a Tenancy Strategy setting out its approach to fixed term tenure and rent increases for higher earning social housing tenants. In line with the Localism Act 2011, all social landlords in Westminster are expected to have regard to the strategy when developing or updating policies for their own housing stock.

For any further information about the strategy contact Cecily Herdman:

Post: Policy, Performance and Communications team, 19th Floor City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP.  
Telephone: 020 7641 2789
Email: cherdman@westminster.gov.uk

Affordable Rent Statement

In September 2011, the council developed an interim Affordable Rent Statement setting out the rent levels it supports. The statement is expected to guide Private Registered Providers (Housing Associations) when they are setting their rent levels.  The statement will be regularly reviewed and will be incorporated into the City Council’s Tenancy Strategy in 2012.

Read the Affordable Rent Statement.

For more information about the Affordable Rent Statement contact Fergus Coleman, Housing Association Supply Manager:

Email: fcoleman@westminster.gov.uk 
Telephone: 020 7641 2129

Housing Renewal Strategy

Read the final version of the strategy.

If you would like to speak to an officer about the Renewal Strategy, please telephone 020 7641 7349

Housing Strategy 2007-12

Housing Strategy 2007-12

    Homelessness Strategy

    Westminster first published a Homelessness Strategy in 2003. This was updated in 2004 and 2008. The strategy sets out how the council manages and responds to homelessness within the city. Click on the links below to view the main document and the two updates.


    Last updated: 31 July 2015
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