With the mayor of London’s Housing Moves scheme, a move to a new area may be closer than you think.
Do you need to move closer to work or college? Are you looking for a smaller home? Do you want to be nearer to family or friends, perhaps to provide care or support?
If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, or if you have another reason for moving to a new area, then the Housing Moves scheme from the mayor of London could be just what you need.
Housing Moves helps social tenants in London to relocate to other parts of the capital.
Who can apply?
All council tenants and housing association tenants can apply, as long as you have a secure or assured tenancy. Priority is given to the following groups:
• people who have more bedrooms than they need and want to downsize
• people in work or training
• people who want to move to provide care to someone
Housing Moves is a choice based lettings scheme. This means that once you have registered, you can see details of all available properties on the Housing Moves website and can express an interest in any home you like.
The Housing Moves scheme is separate from your local housing transfer scheme. So, if you are interested you will need to apply direct to Housing Moves rather than through your landlord. Your application form will be checked by your landlord before you can start to show an interest in properties.