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Bromley back plans to rent 50 units for the homeless

A rapid plan to add 50 new homes to house Bromley residents at risk of sleeping on the streets has been signed off on.

Bromley Council are set to rent 50 homes – potentially 51 – for people needing emergency temporary accommodation, following a special meeting of the housing policy development committee on October 14.


Under the plans, the council will acquire the properties on a 135-year lease from a private firm called Beehive. Council documents state Beehive, which was founded in 2017, as “a relatively new company” set up to acquire surplus homes from housing associations, which they then lease to local authorities to reduce housing pressures.


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