Sheltered housing

Use this guide to help you understand more about sheltered housing in Lambeth.

Sheltered tenancies

Sheltered tenants have the same tenancies as other council tenants. However, there are a few differences:

  • Sheltered tenants cannot buy their properties under the government's 'right to buy' law.
  • Sheltered tenants will not normally be able to pass on or assign their tenancy - but we may allow a succession of tenancy in special cases.
  • Sheltered tenants must make sure that no paraffin, petroleum, bottled gas or any heater that burns these fuels is used or stored in their property.
  • Sheltered tenants cannot use candles. However, they can use battery-operated touch lights or lamps.