Residential connection (previously known as ‘local connection’) within the Council’s Housing Allocations Scheme means that customers must have lived in the borough of Barnet continuously for a minimum of 5 years in order to be assisted with housing through the Scheme. Households who do not have a 5 year residential connection that are being assisted by Barnet Homes through homelessness legislation may still be helped by the Housing Allocations Scheme but will be placed in the lowest priority housing band (band 4).

In February 2015 Barnet Council increased its residential connection requirement from 2 years to 5 years.