Local authority and social housing
How to qualify for social housing support from a local authority or other provider.
This document describes the general rules about inheriting a local authority tenancy and signposts you to where you can find detailed information about the rules on this for your area.
Local authorities operate transfer lists for people who want to move to another local authority home. Private transfers can be arranged with the local authorities' permission.
Approved housing bodies are independent, not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable rented housing for people who cannot afford to pay private sector rents or buy their own homes.
Schemes for local authority tenants to buy their homes at a discount.
Tenants of approved housing bodies have very similar rights to those of private tenants.
The procedures that local authorities must follow before repossessing a rented dwelling.
If your relationship with your joint tenant has broken down, you can ask for their name to be removed from the tenancy agreement.
What to do if you are a local authority tenant falling behind with your rent.
Local authorities can evict tenants who are engaging in anti-social behaviour.
The Rental Accommodation Scheme is run by local authorities for people getting Rent Supplement for more than 18 months.
People who are qualified for social housing support and who have not yet received it are recorded on the housing waiting list. This document describes how these houses are allocated and how the local authorities keep track of the number of households on the list.