Five councils (Hammersmith and Fulham left Locata in April 2013) and thirteen housing associations are currently members of Locata.
Every fortnight, all the available Council and Housing Association properties are advertised on our website www.locata.org.uk in a virtual magazine. You can look at the adverts and decide whether you want to be considered for any of the properties. You express your interest in properties by making a bid for them.
A summary of who can bid for properties and how to bid for a property can be found in the Locata HOME Scheme User Guide
To get a new home you will have to bid for a property. If you don’t bid you are very unlikely to receive an offer of a new home. The Councils and Housing Associations in the Locata scheme no longer allocate empty properties to people who haven’t bid through the Locata Scheme.
Locata gives you more choice about where you want to live. It also gives you a better idea of what is available in your area.
On the website www.locata.org.uk you can see how homes in the previous editions were let and the level of priority the successful bidder had in the feedback section of the Locata HOME Magazine. You can also see how long they waited for a new home.
If you would like to find out more about Locata, or how to use Locata to bid for a home, you should contact your existing landlord or housing office.
Click on the London Boroughs map above or the Housing Associations logo below to go directly to each partners website.