Social housing in Harrow

Harrow Council owns approximately 5000 properties throughout the borough. A small amount of the properties become available each year, consequently demand outstrips supply and only families who have very significant housing needs are ever likely to secure council accommodation.

To qualify for acceptance on the housing register you must:

  • be aged 18 or more.
  • not be subject to immigration control (a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth or the European Economic Area unless granted refugee status or granted leave to enter or remain in the UK).

If you have a history of anti-social or criminal behaviour relating to housing you won't qualify to be on the housing register.

Very few people in Harrow are housed in social housing and if so, have to wait for many years.

Apply for social housing

Apply for a transfer

Existing council tenants can register online for a transfer through the Locata scheme

There are strict rules regarding eligibility and the Locata system will advise you of this.  If you do not qualify for a transfer the information on the Moving Home pages has other solutions which you may find helpful.