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North East London is more than just a place to work, it’s a place for life.

“North East London is an amazing place to live, study, work and socialise. If, like me, you are lucky enough to live and work here you’ll appreciate the diversity, culture, arts, leisure and close knit vibrant community that is unique to this part of London.

“Overflowing with a richness of cultures from all over the world, and identified by its iconic buildings and history, north east London is the place to be.

“As a place to work, here you will get the chance to achieve what you set out to do and make a difference to people’s lives.

“Everyone I know says the local NHS organisations and councils are much better than they used to be. You can see from the new buildings, the modern facilities, and from what you read in the local news, that they have an ambition for the area. For me, that makes them the right kind of places to start or further your career at, and a chance to work with like-minded people.

“I thoroughly commend it.”

Tori Cooper, operating theatre apprentice and north east London resident

The area has been transformed in recent years with new housing, schools, colleges, and more jobs, and things are still improving. It’s the place to be.

There’s a great choice of places to live here, from brand new apartments in the City, Canary Wharf and Stratford to more traditional family homes out further east.

While it’s still cheaper than other parts of the capital, the local authorities are coming together to ensure there is enough affordable housing, including key-worker accommodation , which if you work in health and social care, you will have access to.

If you are looking to move here with a family, or plan to start one in the future, the education offer is excellent. A lot of money has been spent on local schools, colleges and universities in recent years. Standards are well-above the national average.

And with so many places to shop and eat; great entertainment; a wealth of museums and galleries; widen-open spaces to chill and relax; all within easy reach, you’ll find everything you need to live life to the full.

No other part of London has such an all-round offer.


Housing in east London is as diverse as the population – from waterside apartments and studio flats to terraced houses, traditional semis and larger properties.

There is something to suit every need, and the choice is getting even bigger. A variety of new developments are currently going up across the area, and more are planned.

Property prices and rents vary too, depending on the exact location and size of the dwelling. While east London’s increasing attraction as a place to live is having an impact, it is still cheaper than many other parts of capital.

Even so, our housing providers and employers – the councils, housing associations, NHS organisations and others – are working together to ensure there is enough affordable housing, particularly for those working in essential jobs like health and social care.

With a good supply and choice of key worker accommodation available across the area, offering no-deposit rent schemes at below market rates, we will help find the right place for you – saving you time, stress and money, so you can concentrate on your new life and career.

Key Worker Accommodation

Lettings Waltham Forest is Waltham Forest Council’s in-house lettings agency. It provides quality, suitably priced private rented accommodation to Key Workers in east London. This includes education, health, local authority and emergency services professionals. We prioritise Key Workers as tenants for our properties, because we believe in providing quality homes to those who make such a valuable contribution to east London.

Lettings Waltham Forest is committed to providing suitably priced accommodation for key workers, so that more of your income can go towards the standard of living you deserve.

We offer:

  • No tenant fees
  • Deposits are secured in a government-backed Deposit Protection Scheme
  • Priority given to those working in health, education, emergency services and local government
  • High quality property management service

If you are a key worker interested in renting with us, contact us today on 020 8496 5525 or lettingswalthamforest@walthamforest.gov.uk

Find out more about Lettings Waltham Forest here: www.lettingswalthamforest.co.uk