55 London - Affordable rent in for over 55's in London

55 London is a new service that offers affordable rent for over 55s living in London. If you’re a keyworker or are unlikely to benefit from social housing then 55 London may be able to offer you a home. Our rented studio and 1 bed homes are available at less than the London market rent, offering you the opportunity to rent your own space with no deposit required. 

55 London’s safe and secure homes are available in multiple boroughs such as Ealing, Camden and Kingston. Our homes are a mix of both general purpose and sheltered housing schemes, with some providing additional housing features, such as resident alarm systems, communal facilities, launderettes and gardens.  

The scheme is already improving the lives of individuals such as Paul, who lost his home after being impacted by the financial crisis. With both this and high market rents, Paul house-shared for many years until 55 London gave him a home to call his own – at the Oldfield Estate in Camden.

Paul, 60, said: “I would highly recommend someone to move to a 55 London home. There are really good facilities here and my flat gives me the privacy that I didn’t have before.”

Antonio, 61, is another new 55 London resident who was previously living in a shared house with six others and was on a local housing waiting list for months until he learnt about 55 London.

Antonio said: “55 London has made a huge difference to my life; I now have my own flat and no longer have to share with others.

Do you qualify for 55 London?

You must be aged over 55 and are currently unable to afford London market rent. It will particularly suit those with an annual household income of under £60,000, including housing benefits. When you enquire, we will carry out some simple affordability and other relevant checks on your behalf to ensure you’re a suitable 55 London tenant.

For full details and criteria, please read the attached 55 London Fact Sheet.

Contact us to find out more: 020 7922 5300  or email contact-us@ccht.org.uk.

Our 55 London properties

View our 55 London property listings on OpenRent here: 

OpenRent: - The Chestnuts Studio Flat

OpenRent - Oldfield Estate Studio Flat 

OpenRent - Vivian Court Studio Flat

OpenRent- Carole House, Oldfield Estate Studio Flat


Information about our schemes

Oldfield Estate (54 Fitzroy Road, Primrose Hill, London NW1 8UA)

Vivian Court (128-134 Maida Vale, London W9 1PZ)

Contact 55 London

For more information and to register your interest, you can get in touch with our Service Hub on 020 7922 5300 or by email contact-us@ccht.org.uk.

55 London is a sister company of Central and Cecil Housing Trust (C&C) – which has been providing homes for Londoners since 1926.