Registration does not guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available.

The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 places a duty on councils in England to establish local registers of people looking to acquire plots of land to build or commission their own home. This register will help the council to understand the level of demand for self-build and custom housebuilding in Lambeth.

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If you are interested in building your own home in Lambeth, please register your interest with the Local Self Build Register, operated on the council’s behalf.

What you need to know...

Self and custom-build housing is built or commissioned by its future resident(s) for their own use, either by building the home on their own or working with architects and builders.

The register will help the council to understand the level of demand for self-build and custom housebuilding in Lambeth. The council will use this information to assess opportunities to promote self-build and custom housebuilding through its planning, housing, land disposal and regeneration functions.

The council may report headline data, such as the overall demand for self-build and custom build in Lambeth, in the Authority Monitoring Report.

To be eligible for entry in the register, you must be:

  • aged 18 or over
  • a British Citizen, a national of a European Economic Area State other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland
  • seeking to acquire a serviced plot in Lambeth to build a home to occupy as your sole or main residence.

For associations of individuals, all members of the association must meet all of these criteria.

Please note that your registration does not guarantee that a suitable plot of land will be identified or become available.