Empty Homes Initiative
What We Do
Temporary Housing
Not everyone is eligible for temporary accommodation. Most homelessness is preventable if you act promptly.

LALS will do everything we can in finding you suitable settled accommodation for you and your family by way of direct lettings in the private rented sector.

Our in-house assessment officer will consider whether you are legally homeless or threatened with homelessness and in priority need and eligible for accommodation and assistance as set out under Housing Act 1996, Part VII. We will not take on any one found to be intentionally homeless through non-payment of rent or for antisocial behaviour

If you are homeless ,eligible for assistance, and in priority need; temporary accommodation may be offered whilst your homeless application is being looked at or if the council has made a positive decision that it has accepted a duty to rehouse you and you are waiting permanent housing.

If LALS agree to provide temporary accommodation we only place families in street properties or properties no higher than the third floor and willnot be located in a large estate .Our ethos determones that you will be in a place where you and your family would want to live.

We have developed a wide range of approaches to providing temporary accommodation. In most instances we will try to find you temporary accommodation within the borough to match your family needs. We work with a range of public and private sector partners providing good quality and well-managed properties. This has meant we are not over reliant on one area.

We also work with over 22 London councils providing self- contained bedsits/flats to under 25 year olds, we never take on hostels or HMO type housing with shared facilities, only self-contained fully furnished accommodation, but you’ll need to provide your own household items. Demand for this type of housing is very high and again the rule applies that if in your assessment it is found you were intentionally homeless or lost your home because of anti-social behaviour, you will unfortunately not be considered for any temporary housing assistant through LALS.