Request to Move

Transfers - Based on ‘Need’ not ‘Want’

You can make an application for a transfer to another local authority house under certain criteria.

Complete a transfer application form (available from the housing section), giving reasons for the transfer together with supporting documentation such as medical reports.  

Applicants will not normally be placed on a transfer list unless they have been tenants in their existing dwelling for one year.

Transfers are looked at on a ‘need’ rather than a ‘want’ basis.

Some Reasons Why a Transfer May be Granted

  • Overcrowding 
  • Downsizing
  • Meeting disability criteria. 

Some Reasons Why a Transfer May be Refused

An inspection of your home will be carried out when an application is received.

A request for transfer will be refused if

  • The property is not being maintained
  • You are in rent arrears
  • There is a history of anti social behaviour complaints made against you

What do I do next?

Contact your local housing liason officer to discuss your options

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