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Social housing

Who provides social rented homes in Enfield

As of 31 March 2015, there were 19,127 homes within Enfield social rented housing stock. We own 11,136 homes and 7,991 homes are owned by registered social landlords (RSLs). There are different types of social rented homes:

Different types of social rented homes
Type of social rented home Number of Enfield Council owned homes Number of RSL owned homes Total homes of each type
General needs 10,249 6,608 16,857
Sheltered housing for older people 887

667

1,554
Supported housing N/A 108 108
Temporary accommodation N/A 608 608
Total 11,136 7,991 19,127

We will nominate applicants from the Housing Register who have enough priority for housing.

Homes owned by us:

  • flats: 7,924 (5,204 are low rise - on the 5th floor or below, and 2,720 are high rise - 6th floor and above)
  • bungalows: 105
  • houses: 3,107

The bedroom size of homes

Studios and 1 bedrooms 2 bedrooms 3 bedrooms 4+ bedrooms
3,808 3,984 3,190 154

Homes owned by RSLs in Enfield 2014/2015

We have 6,512 social rented homes owned by RSLs, excluding sheltered accommodation, supported housing or temporary accommodation. These are:

Size of home owned by RSLs Number of homes owned by RSLs
Studios and 1 bedroom homes 1,596
2 bedroom homes 2,691
3 bedrooms homes 1,924
4 bedroom homes 331
5 bedroom homes 30
6 bedroom homes 7
7 bedroom homes 2
8 bedroom homes 0
9 bedroom homes 1

Most of the social rented homes in Enfield by ward

Social rented homes are located throughout the borough. Most social rented homes are located in the eastern side in places like Edmonton, Ponders End and Southbury. The table below shows each Enfield ward and the location of Enfield Council and RSL owned housing:

Ward Number of Enfield Council-owned homes in Enfield wards Number of RSL-owned homes in Enfield wards

Bowes

109 569
Bush hill park 124 93
Chase 848 419
Cockfosters 524 85
Edmonton Green 1,219 1,770

Enfield highway

910 392
Enfield Lock 516 1,158
Grange 89 14
Haselbury 593 266
Highlands 225 177
Jubilee 397 275
Lower Edmonton 598 1,218
Palmers Green 165 202
Ponders End 870 624
Southbury 992 206
Southgate 157 405
Southgate Green 457 128
Town 200 207
Turkey Street 780 509
Upper Edmonton 755 N/A
Winchmore Hill 136 123
Broxbourne 330 N/A
Hertsmere 142 N/A

Social rented homes let over the last five years

The table below shows the number of social rented homes let over the last five years:

Year Total number of homes owned by Enfield Council let Total number of homes owned by Registered Social Landlord let Total number of all homes let
2010/11 595 275 870
2011/12 586 298 884
2012/12 485 208 693
2013/14 497 194 691
2014/15 441 188 629

We have a shortage of family-sized homes. The table shows how many homes of different sizes were let over the last two years:

Size of home  2013/14 2014/15
1 bedroom/studio homes 218 216
1 bedroom sheltered homes for older people 92 81
2 bedroom homes 238 216
Homes with 3 or more bedrooms 143 116
Total homes let 691 629

Newly built homes let 2012/13 2013/14
Total number of homes let which were newly built 103 83