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Tenancy and Rents Policy draft
The City of London is renewing its Tenancy and Rents Policy to bring it in line with changes in the law and reflect local changes in practice and policy. The final document will set out our approach to issues such as the types of tenancy we use, tackling social housing fraud and rights of succession. The Tenancy and Rents Policy draft (60KB) is available for comment until 30 March 2015. If you want to make any comments on the draft, please email

Find out about City of London's council housing, including advice, resident involvement and repairs.

Our housing estates are spread over seven London Boroughs:

  • City of London
  • Hackney
  • Islington
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Southwark
  • Tower Hamlets

Applicants must register on the City of London Housing Register and bid through the City's online Choice Based Lettings scheme. For information on how to register, please visit our Housing advice section.

If you are an existing tenant of the City you may wish to register with, HomeSwapper which is for social tenants (in rented property) who want a house swap, flat swap or exchange their council house. This is also called mutual exchange. If you live in a council house or housing association property you can swap.

Landlord licensing consultation

Camden Council is asking if landlords should need a licence to rent out some types of shared property in Camden. The proposals could also improve standards in privately rented homes in City of London, and impact the availability of some types of shared housing.

Their proposals are set out in a consultation that’s running until 5 May. The consultation is seeking the views of residents, businesses, tenants and landlords in City of London, as well as Camden and its neighbouring boroughs of: Barnet; Brent; Westminster; Islington; and Haringey.

Find out more about the proposals and complete the survey

Have your say before 11.59pm, 5 May 2015.



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