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22 April 2016
Our ref: IR150544
Thank you for your request for information received on 29 March 2016.
This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 1. Please advise the current number of people on the social housing waiting list for
As at 1 March 2016 there were 23,170 in the housing list (including existing tenants seeking
2. Please advise how regularly this list is updated including the removal from the list
of those who have been housed by Lambeth.
The list is constantly updated throughout the day. People are removed from the list
automatically as soon as they are housed.
3. Please also show the number of people in each priority banding and the average
waiting time in each band for the allocation of housing.
Housing is not allocated based on waiting time alone. The amount of time you wait
depends on the size of property you need, your priority band and what you bid for. For
instance, someone in high priority band who bids selectively for a small number of
properties will wait longer than someone in a low priority band who is prepared to accept
whatever is available. Of those who bid successfully, the average time they had spent on
the list before being housed is shown below. Note that the number housed in Band D is
very small (seen lettings data provided in answer to question 5), and therefore the waiting
time for this Band is not representative.
Average time on
list of those
Band A - Under-
Band A – Other
4. Please provide dates where the housing list has been updated and the numbers in
each banding accurate at the point of update.
As stated above, the housing list is continuously updated. New applications are added
every day, and existing applications closed when people have been housed or move
away. The exact numbers on the list will therefore change on a daily basis.
5. Please provide details of allocated housing per annum going back to 2010,
including the number of properties, type of property, including no. of bedrooms, how
many on the waiting list were housed in Lambeth housing stock, and how many were
housed by Lambeth in privately owned accommodation.
Lettings data is attached. Please note that the current band-based scheme (Band A, B, C
and D) was introduced in November 2013. Prior to that we had a more complicated
scheme with different allocation groups. Note that the lettings figures for 2013/14 therefore
includes lettings under the old scheme (pre-November 2013) and the new scheme (post-
November 2013). Also note that figures for 2015/16 are provisional.
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