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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 January 2023 to 30 June 2023. 

Waiting times
Type / SizeNo. of LetsShortest waitLongest waitAverage wait
Sheltered accommodation 25 16 days 5 years 12 months
Studio general needs 2 4 years 4 years 4 years
1-bed general needs 37 8 weeks 1 years 20 months
2-bed flat or maisonette 60 7 weeks 14 years 17 months
2-bed house 36 7 weeks 5 years 17 months
3-bed flat or maisonette 2 11 months 21 months 16 months
3-bed house 43 10 weeks 7 years 28 months
4-bed 4 10 months 3 years  20 months
5-bed 1 10 years 10 years 10 years 


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