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How to get a home

You can find more information about the Lettings Policy, including a summary of the policy and some Frequently Asked Questions, on the Tower Hamlets Homeseekers website.

Three simple steps for bidding online - click here to view.

EastendHomes works in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council and our common housing register partner landlords to make sure our housing stock is used effectively to meet the housing needs of residents in Tower Hamlets.

All our housing stock is in Tower Hamlets and we work closely with the council to assist their statutory duties to secure accommodation for single people and families in housing need.

Lettings policy
As of April 2013 applicants are able to bid for a property one room and one bedspace smaller than their need, as assessed under the Tower Hamlets Lettings Policy, so long as this will not cause them to become overcrowded. This allows tenants to avoid being penalised under the measures introduced in the Welfare Reform Act.

For more information on this option, visit the Tower Hamlets Homeseekers website.

Some further changes to how properties are allocated were introduced in October 2013. For more information on what these may mean for you please visit the Homeseekers website and see this flyer.

Common Housing Register partners
Tower Hamlets Council
Tower Hamlets Homes
Poplar HARCA
Spitalfields Housing Association
Tower Hamlets Community Housing
Gateway Housing Association
Southern Housing Group
Swan Housing Association
Island Homes
Old Ford Housing Association
Providence Row Housing Association
Family Mosaic
East Homes
Metropolitan Housing Trust
Mitali Housing Association
One Housing Group
Newlon Housing Trust
Stadium Housing Association
Guinness South
Circle 33 Housing Trust

Every home that is available to let is advertised in
East End Life
Local housing offices
One Stop shops
Partner landlord offices
Homeless service reception

If you find a home you are interested in, you can:
bid online (Homeseekers)
phone the automated system on 0845 270 2400
fill in the coupon in East End Life

You need to be on the housing register before you can bid. When you fill out a form please don't forget your six-digit reference number.

Offers are made in priority order, based on the Tower Hamlets Lettings Policy.