Global IT issues affecting online forms and systems

We are currently impacted by the global IT issues. As a result, a number of systems are affected including the majority of our online forms. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Buying Back Your Home

We deliver a huge number of services to our residents across the borough. Due to continuous financial pressures, we prioritise where we spend our money to ensure vital services are maintained. For this reason, we're not as a matter of course able to fund buying back properties from leaseholders and freeholders who want to sell their home to Southwark.

There are certain circumstances or specific projects where we do offer to buy properties. These are usually where we need to carry out extensive levels of refurbishment internally and externally in blocks or estates. Also from time to time, both central government and the London Mayors office will offer to provide some additional funding. For example, in 2021/2022 we bought 20 one bedroom properties to provide additional accommodation for rough sleepers. However, these are very rare.

Contact Sales and Acquisitions Team 

Page last updated: 18 December 2023

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