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Covid 19 Update – 20 July: While we continue to put in place measures to ensure the safety of our residents and staff  to enable the operation of an efficient Homesearch bidding system, our bidding website will remain suspended.

The limited housing stock continues to be prioritised for residents with nowhere to stay and those residing in our hostel properties sharing facilities with other households. We will be reviewing the suspension in early August 2020.

Once again we do thank you for your patience during this difficult period.

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Wliiam Cuffay House, 120 Dartford Street SE17 3FS - In line with the councils target to produce 11,000 new homes by 2043, planning permission was granted to proceed with the development of new council homes located within Pelier Street. In December 2019, the council agreed to a Local Lettings policy (see links for more information) for the allocation of 50% of these properties to residents in the local area surrounding Pelier Street. These lettings will be delivered to maximise housing solutions to the local community and to deliver the councils Fairer Future promises. These properties , which are identifed as William Cuffay House are due for completion in Summer 2020. In line with the local lettings policy to allocate these properties to council tenants living in the local lettings area, the Homesearch website will open for bidding ONLY for these properties on Thursday 6th August 2020 - Sunday 9th August 2020. Council tenants living in the local lettings area are invited to bid in this cycle if they are interested in moving to this development.

Bids received from non tenants or applicants living outside the local lettings area will NOT be considered. The remaining 8 properties on this development will be advertised for the general register to bid for at a later date.

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Welcome to Southwark Homesearch

Welcome to Southwark's Homesearch website, allocating council and partner housing association properties for rent within the borough.

We aim to give you more choice in deciding where you want to live. Properties that are available for rent will be advertised each week. In order to register for the Social Housing waiting list please register at

If you are currently registered on our Homesearch bidding scheme and wish to inform us of any changes to your application, please click here.

Please note, if you place a successful bid you will be required to provide proof of your identification, residence and income within 7 days to verify your application and to confirm that you are eligible for the offer.  An offer cannot be confirmed until this process is complete. For our full documents list, please click here. To upload your documents, please click here

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Please note: Our mutual exchange site requires a system update to in order to support requests for mutual exchange in the borough. Current live applications cannot not be processed. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.  Secure tenants can still apply to for mutual exchanges and also make enquiries via “.








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