Social Rented Housing

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Regent's Park and Kensington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of all social home lettings were made to people other than homeless applicants in (a) each region and (b) each London local authority area were in each year since 2000-01.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

Information about lettings to local authority landlords is collected via the Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix (HSSA). Estimates of lettings made to people 'other than homeless applicants' have been calculated using the total number of all local authority lettings made to both new and existing social housing tenants (but excluding mutual exchanges) less the number of lettings made to households owed the main homelessness duty (section 193(2) of the Housing Act 1996).

Table 1 shows the percentage of all local authority lettings made to households who were not owed the main homelessness duty for each region from 2000-01 to 2007-08.

Table 1: Percentage of all lettings by LA landlords made to applicants other than those owed the main homelessness duty (by region)
2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
North East 90.7 88.8 87.1 80.6 79.7 83.1 83.9 85.7
North West 89.7 88.3 85.4 84.7 78.3 76.9 78.7 82.5
Yorkshire and the Humber 87.0 86.1 80.5 75.0 74.8 77.7 79.9 71.8
East Midlands 85.2 82.3 81.3 81.2 78.7 82.5 83.1 83.7
West Midlands 81.1 76.5 73.5 68.5 70.1 74.3 74.7 74.6
East of England 74.6 69.5 65.1 76.9 77.0 80.1 80.7 82.2
London 53.4 50.2 51.1 60.6 61.7 64.8 68.3 67.7
South East 67.3 62.6 62.9 79.0 77.6 80.1 81.5 79.9
South West 71.0 67.4 63.4 69.3 73.7 71.5 77.8 84.0
England 79.9 77.1 74.3 75.2 74.1 76.4 78.2 78.2
Notes:

1. The denominator 'all lettings' includes lets made to both new and existing social housing tenants, but excludes mutual exchanges.

2. The figures include general needs and supported housing lets.

Source:

Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix, derived from reported data from local authorities.

Table 2 shows the percentage of all local authority lettings made to households who were not owed the main homelessness duty for each local authority in London from 2000-01 to 2007-08.

Table 2: Percentage of all lettings by LA landlords made to applicants other than those owed the main homelessness duty (by London local authority)
2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Barking and Dagenham 86.7 76.8 69.3 76.6 65.1 95.4 91.3 84.3
Barnet 36.7 34.2 27.3 62.8 70.7 76.8 78.9 65.8
Bexley
Brent 46.7 34.2 46.0 51.0 58.2 44.1 54.4 53.9
Bromley
Camden 62.0 64.0 49.8 63.0 61.6 62.5 79.6 85.9
City of London 91.1 93.6 87.4 94.4 90.9 93.1 92.2 95.3
Croydon 18.5 26.2 60.0 83.6 82.5 86.3 83.7 75.6
Ealing 48.2 47.5 43.8 43.4 63.0 55.5 55.4 56.2
Enfield 61.4 50.8 48.4 51.5 53.7 54.8 51.6 57.7
Greenwich 55.3 62.8 63.2 59.7 64.3 67.4 70.6 74.1
Hackney 67.7 39.2 38.2 52.3 54.2 57.7 58.2 41.2
Hammersmith and Fulham 63.0 48.4 44.0 62.6 65.9 75.1 60.0 57.5
Haringey 30.3 75.8 66.2 60.6 57.1 52.7 70.6 54.9
Harrow 45.9 61.6 61.9 63.8 67.1 69.0 63.9 59.8
Havering 100.0 77.1 78.3 99.5 72.0 91.1 50.4 99.3
Hillingdon 42.1 68.2 45.7 53.2 65.2 73.9 64.5 74.8
Hounslow 50.8 42.7 54.0 47.4 37.3 52.4 56.3 57.7
Islington 44.8 43.9 43.6 40.9 51.9 61.4 61.8 64.1
Kensington and Chelsea 62.4 73.1 62.5 66.5 60.9 54.6 80.5 57.9
Kingston upon Thames 53.4 43.3 42.0 48.0 49.0 56.3 59.9 57.9
Lambeth 52.6 34.7 34.6 42.1 40.3 32.8 45.2 58.5
Lewisham 70.1 65.2 58.1 58.9 53.7 77.1 84.2 58.2
Merton 85.3 78.3 77.3 73.1 66.6 70.0 85.4 94.9
Newham 38.4 33.9 61.8 85.6 87.3 82.2 79.6 77.1
Redbridge 58.7 66.6 63.2 71.5 81.2 80.3 68.5 73.7
Richmond upon Thames 45.3
Southwark 53.6 37.4 41.3 47.0 51.5 61.4 76.6 80.6
Sutton 35.9 39.0 43.2 91.0 83.0 77.4 81.7 80.0
Tower Hamlets 39.3 34.8 39.1 67.5 73.6 41.7 66.0 67.0
Waltham Forest 34.8 33.7 32.6 52.0 62.9 54.8 46.1 50.9
Wandsworth 56.7 50.3 59.3 63.2 63.5 60.4 40.8 44.3
Westminster 45.1 43.2 51.6 43.3 51.3 50.2 63.5 56.2
London 53.4 50.2 51.1 60.6 61.7 64.8 68.3 67.7
'—' Indicates no local authority lettings were made due to local authority having undergone a large scale voluntary transfer (LSVT).

Notes:

1. The denominator 'all lettings' includes lets made to both new and existing social housing tenants, but excludes mutual exchanges.

2. The figures include general needs and supported housing lets.

Source:

Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix, derived from reported data from local authorities.

Information about lettings to registered social landlords (RSLs) is collected through the Continuous Recordings of Lettings (CORE) system. Estimates of lettings to people 'other than homeless applicants' have been calculated using the total number of all registered social landlord lettings made to both new and existing social housing tenants less the number of lettings recorded as being made to households owed the main homelessness duty (section 193(2) of the Housing Act 1996) and who were recorded as having been referred or nominated by a local authority.

Table 3 shows the percentage of all registered social landlord lettings made to households who were not owed the main homelessness duty for each region from 2000-01 to 2007-08.

Table 3: Percentage of all lettings by RSLs made to applicants other than those owed the main homelessness duty (by region)
2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
North East 96.6 96.8 94.5 92.5 92.1 91.1 91.1 88.8
North West 95.3 94.6 95.2 93.9 93.3 91.9 91.4 91.5
Yorkshire and the Humber 95.1 95.3 94.7 95.1 94.3 93.0 92.5 90.9
East Midlands 93.8 93.3 92.2 90.1 91.6 89.6 88.7 88.6
West Midlands 93.8 92.5 91.6 89.8 88.0 89.0 89.6 89.3
East of England 90.6 88.9 86.1 84.1 85.5 84.1 83.1 84.8
London 85.5 85.5 84.9 84.5 84.9 84.6 82.1 81.8
South East 86.6 85.8 85.0 83.7 85.9 85.7 85.4 85.4
South West 85.1 84.4 84.0 82.0 83.2 83.3 83.9 82.5
England 91.1 90.6 89.9 88.6 88.6 88.1 87.6 87.3
Notes:

1. The denominator 'all lettings' includes lets made to both new and existing social housing tenants.

2. RSLs with less than 250 units are not required to complete CORE returns.

3. The figures include general needs and supported housing lets.

Source:

CORE

Table 4 shows the percentage of all registered social landlord lettings made to households who were not owed the main homelessness duty, for each local authority in London from 2000-01 to 2007-08.

Table 4: Percentage of all lettings by RSLs made to applicants other than those owed the main homelessness duty (by London local authority)
2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Barking and Dagenham 95.0 97.1 96.5 96.1 94.2 75.5 89.0 85.1
Barnet 85.7 83.0 80.5 83.2 88.3 91.1 85.4 78.9
Bexley 77.7 74.8 76.9 80.0 80.9 87.5 82.7 87.3
Brent 83.2 82.6 72.5 78.6 84.8 83.9 81.9 76.8
Bromley 54.1 62.9 58.0 61.2 55.6 62.4 71.3 61.7
Camden 95.6 96.1 97.0 93.4 94.3 92.6 94.6 92.4
City of London 100.0 100.0 97.3 94.7 100.0 100.0 97.5 98.1
Croydon 85.0 84.8 79.0 81.6 86.3 84.1 83.2 83.8
Ealing 83.9 82.9 79.5 71.7 79.3 65.8 62.3 67.9
Enfield 76.0 82.5 75.3 86.1 87.1 85.6 71.6 63.4
Greenwich 94.5 93.0 93.8 93.8 93.4 93.7 88.4 92.6
Hackney 86.4 89.2 87.9 89.3 86.7 88.5 84.0 87.5
Hammersmith and Fulham 90.9 90.3 88.2 84.3 83.6 88.3 76.2 77.4
Haringey 79.6 74.0 76.9 76.9 86.2 84.4 72.3 73.7
Harrow 73.3 65.5 78.5 58.4 69.8 63.5 76.1 77.3
Havering 94.9 93.5 95.8 95.1 84.5 98.3 94.4 91.0
Hillingdon 69.9 70.5 77.4 81.8 76.6 73.5 76.6 74.1
Hounslow 68.0 80.0 77.3 76.4 74.6 80.1 74.3 71.0
Islington 91.3 89.7 87.5 86.0 90.5 92.4 85.1 85.8
Kensington and Chelsea 89.7 89.0 88.3 80.5 82.3 86.4 75.2 81.0
Kingston upon Thames 63.8 78.2 71.3 83.8 71.0 76.0 72.3 66.0
Lambeth 92.5 84.6 86.3 84.0 87.4 87.1 86.7 84.3
Lewisham 89.0 92.1 91.0 90.8 90.9 81.7 88.5 85.1
Merton 88.6 90.8 89.6 89.2 79.2 83.1 87.4 90.2
Newham 89.6 89.7 88.3 92.1 92.9 92.8 90.2 86.4
Redbridge 80.1 86.9 89.4 85.1 94.3 96.1 87.7 89.9
Richmond upon Thames 70.5 70.5 72.4 71.5 65.9 65.3 66.0 64.0
Southwark 90.3 84.1 90.5 85.7 85.1 84.1 80.8 84.8
Sutton 83.1 81.8 79.9 88.4 85.7 83.0 80.5 80.2
Tower Hamlets 91.8 90.1 90.9 91.6 87.4 85.6 80.8 82.5
Waltham Forest 89.1 78.5 82.9 84.6 90.5 90.8 73.4 78.0
Wandsworth 91.7 91.0 86.1 86.6 85.6 87.8 81.1 81.8
Westminster 89.7 92.5 94.3 92.5 93.7 91.2 94.2 91.1
London 85.5 85.5 84.9 84.5 84.9 84.6 82.1 81.8
Notes:

1. The denominator 'all lettings' includes lets made to both new and existing social housing tenants.

2. RSLs with less than 250 units are not required to complete CORE returns.

3. The figures include general needs and supported housing lets.

Source:

CORE

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