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Moving home

Moving Home

Co-op Homes doesn't keep a housing waiting list so if you're in housing need and would like to move into one of our properties, you'll need to apply to join the housing register of the local authority area you're interested in living in.

Opportunities for transfer for our existing tenants are very infrequent as so few properties become available for letting each year and the majority of these are offered first to the Local Authority to help house those in most housing need. You can see how few properties we own and where they are in the table at the bottom of this page. 

If you're already our tenant and want to transfer to a smaller property within Co-op Homes' stock you may be eligible for a cash incentive under our downsizing scheme. Please contact us more information. 

As we don't keep a transfer list, other Co-op Homes' tenants looking for housing transfer should register on their Local Authority's Housing Register although because of the shortage of housing and the fact that you already have a home, you may not be considered a high priority.

We strongly recommend that you consider mutual exchange as this will be the quickest and most effective means to get a housing transfer. Mutual exchange means that you can apply to "swap" properties with someone who lives in a Co-op Homes property, a housing co-op property, another housing association or local authority home as long as your tenancy agreement permits this and certain other conditions are met.

If you're interested in a mutual exchange, one of the ways you can find someone to swap with is through www.HomeSwapper.co.uk .  If you're a member of one of our co-ops you can also use Homeswapper, but please enter your landlord as "Co-op Homes" when you register the first time as the subscription for this service is in our name. If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions about mutual exchange, please ask one of our customer advisers for assistance.

If you need to move due to violence, harassment, intimidation, or threats of violence likely to be carried out, or where major works to the property are required you may be eligible for management transfer, subject to supporting information and consideration by the senior management team.  Any property offered could be in any part of our area of operation and will be on a like-for-like bedroom size. If we're not able to move you to safe or suitable accommodation within our stock we'll refer you to the Local Authority for emergency re-housing.