If you’re short two or more bedrooms in your home, this is severely overcrowded. In these situations, we visit you to assess you and your family. We may award you priority for housing, but this doesn’t mean we will be able to help you with a larger home. You should consider:
Enfield's Allocations scheme gives high priority to tenants who would like to move out of a home which is too large for them. You can get help with your housing situation.
You can look at the same options for moving set out for overcrowded tenants, or join the Housing Register of other councils.
If you already live in Enfield, you can apply to our Housing Register by contacting your landlord. If you are a housing association tenant or a tenant of another council and want to live in Enfield, we may be able to help if there are exceptional circumstances. These are emergency cases requiring an urgent move (e.g. through the National Witness Mobility Scheme) and are approved by our Exceptions and Special Applications housing panel.
Tenants of housing associations and other councils who would like to move to Enfield may want to swap their home with another tenant through HomeSwapper.
We have a quota of studio and one-bedroom council homes available for the children of existing Enfield Council tenants.
You may qualify if:
And you can answer yes to all of the following questions:
And no to all of the following questions:
You can get help with your housing situation. If we confirm that you are eligible, your application will be placed on Enfield's Housing Register.
You have a right to request a review of some decisions we have made about your housing application, including:
You should request a review in writing within 15 working days of the date of your decision letter and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.