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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 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. 

Waiting times
Type / SizeNo. of LetsShortest waitLongest waitAverage wait
Sheltered accommodation 27 12 days 23 years 29 months
Studio general needs 1 13 months 13 months 13 months
1-bed general needs 54 6 weeks 10 years 15 months
2-bed flat or maisonette 53 6 weeks 5 years 12 months
2-bed house 27 4 weeks 5 years 12 months
3-bed flat or maisonette 0      
3-bed house 22 5 weeks 4 years 21 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