Welcome to our housing section
From 6 June 2013 , you will be able to bid more often when applying for housing. Properties will be advertised once per week. Adverts will be available from noon on Thursdays for bids, and bidding will close at 4pm every Monday.
For more details please see our Locata page (using the links to the right of this page) and our Applying for Housing page which gives more details on how to rent one of our council properties.
Hounslow is a diverse area with a range of different types of housing including owner occupied properties, private rented and social housing, rented from Hounslow Council or a registered social landlord.
Living in the London Borough of Hounslow means life in a flourishing, exciting and developing place. It has excellent transport links, exceptional public services, beautiful parks and green spaces, flourishing schools, first class leisure and cultural facilities, and developing town centres.
With so much to offer it can be difficult for some people, particularly for those on a lower income, to access housing in Hounslow. In this environment, we offer a range of support and options to help you and your family with your housing issues.
In general, demand for affordable homes in the borough far exceeds the number of properties available. Social housing is not the right option for everyone, many people face a long wait for social housing and people with lower housing need may not be re-housed at all. If you are looking for social housing, we recommend you read our 'expected wait for housing' page, so you can make an informed decision and consider if this is a realistic option for you.
On these pages you can find out about housing options, renting a home privately or through our housing register, information for landlords and tenants, repairs and housing benefit.
Help with finding your way around the housing web pages
We provide a large range of services and it can sometimes be difficult for you to find how we can help you. Here are some of the housing-related services we provide and what they mean. If you click the service link it will take you to the related webpage where you can find more information.
Information about housing from shared ownership to eviction advice.
Information about homelessness and your rights.
Hounslow Homes is wholly owned by the London Borough of Hounslow and now manages the council’s homes.
Promoting rights for tenants and helping them find accommodation
Applying for housing
How to apply to rent a home from Hounslow Council or a registered social landlord