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Waiting Times

How long will I have to wait to be re-housed by the Council?

The table below is intended to give you a rough idea of how long people have waited on the housing register. These figures show the numbers of each property type let in the six month period 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018. 

Waiting times
Type / SizeNo. of LetsShortest waitLongest waitAverage wait
Sheltered accommodation 20 3 weeks 25 months 6 months
Studio general needs 3 4 weeks 22 months 8 months
1-bed general needs 37 5 days 6 years 12 months
2-bed flat or maisonette 54 3 weeks 4 years 11 months
2-bed house 27 7 weeks 10 years 12 months
3-bed flat or maisonette 2 5 months 9 months 7 months
3-bed house 19 7 weeks 18 months 9 months
4-bed 2 10 months 15 months 12 months
5-bed 0      



In order to be considered for a property you need to check Kent Homechoice each day and place bids on suitable properties.

There is  limited availability of purpose built and adapted property therefore level access accommodation will be allocated according to assessed medical priority.

The council only has a very limited amount of 4 and 5 bedroom accommodation and only a few become available for letting every year. 

If you have any queries about your application for re-housing, you should contact our Housing Needs Section on 01304 872265. 


Tel: 01304 872265


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