Local Lettings Plan

If you lived on the Lancaster West Estate or Bramley House at the time of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, you could be eligible for a new home on the Estate or in Bramley House through the newly approved Local Lettings Plan.

The Council’s Leadership Team recently approved the Local Lettings Plan after extensive consultation with residents. The final Plan has been co-designed with residents and an overwhelming majority of residents supported the Plan.

What can the Local Lettings Plan do for me?

If you lived on the Lancaster West Estate or in Bramley House at the time of the tragedy, the Plan will ensure that you get first pick of available empty properties. The properties you can express an interest in will vary depending on the amount of points allocated to your specific living situation. For example, you may need to downsize and can take advantage of empty properties more suited to your current needs. You may need some extra room, and could benefit from a property with an extra bedroom. Or, perhaps you would now like to consider living in a property that is more accessible or that has fewer stairs.

Work has already started on bringing empty homes on the Estate and in Bramley House up to a high standard. Properties will only be let to residents once this work is complete.

Who qualifies for the Local Lettings Plan?

  • Council tenants who are living at home.
  • Council tenants who are living away due to their home being unsuitable and who would like to return to the Estate or Bramley House.
  • Residents placed by the Council in temporary homes on the Estate or in Bramley House.
  • Family members over the age of 18 living with a Council tenant where the home they live in is overcrowded and the family as a whole need a four-bedroom property or larger.
  • Family members over the age of 18 living with a Council tenant where they live in a home with three or more bedrooms and are willing to move to a smaller house.

How to apply for the Local Lettings Plan

It’s really easy to apply to move as part of the Local Lettings Plan. You can download an Application Form on this page, request to have one posted to you or you can pick one up from the Lancaster West Estate Office, Unit 7, Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road if you haven’t received one in the post.

Once you have completed, signed and dated the application form, just email it to housingopportunities@rbkc.gov.uk or drop it off at either the Housing Opportunities team, Kensington and Chelsea Council Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX or the Lancaster West Estate Office, Unit 7, Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road, W11 4AT.

If you need any help completing the form, visit the Lancaster West Estate Office where the housing team can assist.

 

Once you’ve applied

Your application will be assessed to see if you qualify. You may be asked to provide further information and documents. If your application is approved, you will be given access to a dedicated website where you can view available properties.

You will be invited to view properties you’re interested in and the property will be offered to the residents with the greatest housing need.

 

So what’s next?

Have a read through these useful frequently asked questions which should answer any queries you have and take a look at the guide to how the Local Lettings Plan can work for you.

If you have any further questions or if you would like to discuss what the Local Lettings Plan could do for you, email housingopportunities@rbkc.gov.uk or call Housing Line on 020 7361 3008.

If you would like to speak to someone in person, Local Lettings specialists from the Council’s Housing Team are available at the Lancaster West Neighbourhood Office offering help and advice to anyone who would like to apply to move.

You can find them there on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm and Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm.

Feedback on Draft Local Lettings Plan

We consulted residents last year on the Draft Local Lettings Plan to make sure we were providing residents with a plan that worked for them. The Plan was overwhelmingly supported by residents. You can take a look at the feedback and analysis from the consultation.