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Join the housing register

Housing register waiting times

The demand for housing in Guildford is very high. You may wait some years before you are offered any housing.

See the latest waiting times on our Housing facts and figures page.

The length of time waiting can depend on:

  • which properties become available
  • an applicant's priority on the register
  • the number of bedrooms you and your household need
  • how selective an applicant is over the type of property they wish to live in
  • how selective an applicant is over where in the borough they wish to live

You should be flexible with the areas you choose and to consider all types of property; for example flats as well as houses.

If you are a single person perhaps consider a studio apartment as well as one-bedroom flats. While this does not mean you will be housed quickly, it does mean that you give yourself a better chance of being considered.