With the Mayor of London’s new 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?
Looking for a smaller home? Want to be closer to family or friends,
maybe to provide care or support?
If the answer to any of these question is
‘yes’, or if you have another reason for moving to a new area, then
the new housingmoves scheme could be just what you need.
Housing Moves is the Mayor of London’s scheme
to helps social tenants in London to relocate to other parts of the
capital. All council tenants and housing association tenants can
apply, as long as they have a secure or assured tenancy. Priority
is given to the following groups:
- people who have more bedrooms than they need
and wish to downsize
- people in work or training
- people who want to move to give care.
Housing Moves is a choice based lettings
scheme. This means that once tenants have registered, they can see
details of all available properties on the housingmoves website and
can express an interest in the ones that would suit them.
The Housing Moves scheme is separate from the
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 express an interest in properties.
To find out more about the scheme, including
how to apply, please go to the housingmoves
The Mayor of London also runs a scheme, called
Seaside & Country Homes, to help tenants who are aged 60 and
over to move to other parts of the country from London. You can
find out how to access Seaside and Country Homes through the