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Homes in the Sevenoaks district  

We are the appointed managing agent for the Sevenoaks District Housing Register (SDHR) on behalf of Sevenoaks District Council. 

If you wish to live in the Sevenoaks area you can join the register on the Kent Homechoice website. We cannot process your application to join the register without all the information and documents requested there.

Once you've been accepted you should show your interest in advertised social homes in the area by bidding. This is a choice based lettings service, and it's used all across Kent.  

To qualify to join the Sevenoaks District Housing Register you must be at least 18 years old and satisfy the policy, which is summarised below: 

  • General needs homes (not sheltered homes)
    • You must have a local connection and a housing need.
    • Your total household income must be less than £33,383 per year.
    • Your savings and/or assets (e.g. building society account, premium bonds) must not exceed current housing benefit savings limits; currently £16,000.
    • You must not have any housing or welfare benefit fraud convictions or cautions.
    • You must not have any rent arrears or other accommodation debts owed to a council, housing association or private landlord.
    • You must not be subject to immigration control.
    • You must be habitually resident in the UK.
  • Sheltered homes only
    • You do not need a local connection or a housing need.
    • You must be aged 55 or over.
    • Your total household income must be less than £33,383 per year.
    • Your savings and/or assets must not exceed £350,000.
    • You must not have any housing or welfare benefit fraud convictions or cautions.
    • You must not have any rent arrears or other accommodation debts owed to a council, housing association or private landlord.
    • You must not be subject to immigration control.
    • You must be habitually resident in the UK.
  • How number of bedrooms is decided

    This diagram explains how many bedrooms each person is entitled to. Any non-resident carer would also be entitled to a bedroom.

    For example, if you’re looking for a house for yourself and two children under ten you would be entitled to two bedrooms.

  • How we allocate

    We use a banding system to allocate homes. The system means we can assess each application and prioritise rehousing those households who have the greatest need. The bands used are:

    • Band A - Emergency priority
    • Band B - High priority
    • Band C - Medium priority
    • Band D - Low priority
    • Band E - Over 55s moving to sheltered accommodation.
  • Application process

    Once you have filled in an online form you will be asked to email or send us information to support your application. We can’t process your application without this documentation and will cancel it if we don’t receive the items we ask for.

    We’ll keep you on the register as long as your need for housing meets the criteria in the policy.

    If your housing need doesn’t meet the requirements of the policy you will not be able to join the housing register.

    If you don’t qualify to join the housing register your other housing options are explained in our housing help tool. 

  • More information

    For more help and information check out our Housing Help page.

    You can also email our housing options team at housing.options@wkha.org.uk or find another way to contact us.

    You can also get in contact with Sevenoaks District Council on 01732 227000 or via their website.

 You can read the full Sevenoaks District Housing Register allocations policy here.