Leaseholders

We want the current community to stay in place, whatever the preferred approach for the future of St Raphael’s.

New homes

Under the redevelopment approach resident leaseholders/freeholders who currently live on the estate, and will be affected, would be offered a new home on a redesigned St Raphael’s. However, if you would prefer to leave, the council will try to enable this for you.

If you are a resident leaseholder, we would work with you on opportunities to stay on St Raphael’s through purchasing a new home on the redesigned estate. This may include through shared ownership and shared equity, where available.
If you are a non-resident leaseholder, we will not be required to rehouse you in most circumstances. Temporarily absent leaseholders would be classed as residents.

Service charges

Any changes to service charges would depend what approach is chosen by the community, and who is included. More information will be known once our consultation work is complete.

Selling your home

If the redevelopment approach is residents’ preferred option, we will be required to buy any leasehold or freehold properties that might need to be demolished. If the infill development option is preferred, we will not need to buy any properties.

If you are looking to sell your home, contact us as we may want to buy it from you. Please email straphs@brent.gov.uk.

Adapted homes

If you live in an adapted home, and we need to buy your property, you can apply or reapply to the council. We will then decide if an Occupational Therapy assessment or referral is needed.

To apply for a Disabled Facility Grant, you will need to have moved to another home in Brent. If you have moved to another borough, you would have to apply to your new local authority.