If you're thinking about moving, we can help you find right property.
What options are available if I want to move?
We have a number of home transfer schemes available to our customers who want to find a new home. The more schemes you apply for, the better chance you have of finding the right home.
If you have any questions, you can also contact our Central Lettings team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0208 825 1981.
Housing Jigsaw is A2dominion’s in-house, choice-based lettings website for affordable and social housing tenants who want to find a new home. The system allows you to bid for rental properties advertised by A2dominion. Visit housingjigsaw.co.uk to find out more.
Locata is a choice-based lettings scheme for social housing customers in the West London boroughs of Hillingdon, Harrow, Brent and Ealing. The scheme is open to customers living in other areas of London who want to move to one of these 4 boroughs. To apply visit locata.org.uk.
Housing Moves is the Mayor of London’s housing mobility scheme. It allows for tenants of London boroughs or housing associations to move to a different area or borough. The scheme is run by the Greater London Authority and the majority of London boroughs and housing associations are included. To apply visit via housingmoves.org.
Seaside and country homes
The seaside and country homes scheme is open to two person households living in council or housing association properties in London where at least one member of the household is aged 55 or over. You can find if you are eligible and apply online.
Mutual exchange with Homeswapper
Homeswapper is an independent Mutual Exchange Scheme, where you can exchange properties with other customers from local authorities or housing associations. To register and search for other customers interested in doing a mutual exchange, visit homeswapper.co.uk.
If you're thinking about downsizing through Mutual Exchange, contact us at email@example.com.
Searchmoves is a choice based lettings scheme run by Spelthorne Borough Council in which customers can choose where they want to live in the boroughs of Spelthorne and Elmbridge. To find out more and apply, visit searchmoves.org.uk or contact the local authority.
New generation scheme
The new generation scheme is an A2Dominion initiative to ease household overcrowding by offering separate housing to non-dependent adults, such as children over 18 years old. To find out more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local authority waiting lists
You can contact your local authority or the authority for the area you'd like to move to and register with them. For a list of contact details for local authorities, visit direct.gov.uk. Please be aware that each authority has its own criteria for tenants so you may not be able to find a home in the area you want to move to in this way.
Our intermediate rent properties are designed for customers looking for short or mid-term housing in London and southern England. They are let at less than the market rate on an assured short-hold tenancy agreement. You can find out more on our website a2dominion.co.uk/lettings.
Some of these homes are allocated for public sector key workers, such as teachers, police officers, NHS workers, and firefighters. For a list of key worker professions and to find out if you are eligible, visit homebuyservice.co.uk.
There is a high demand for social housing, and so renting privately can mean that you can move more quickly. You can find out more on our website.
For affordable home ownership, we offer shared ownership or "part-buy part-rent" properties. Through this scheme, you can buy a 25% share in the value of your home and pay us subsidised rent on the rest. Find out more about shared ownership on our website a2dominion.co.uk/sales-and-resales.
How to improve your chances of finding a new home
We will do our best to help you find a new home, but it's important to remember that secure, affordable housing is in high demand and we are required to supply a majority of our vacant properties to local authorities.
To give you a better chance of finding the right new home, we recommend:
- Apply to as many schemes as possible
- Broaden your search to include as many areas and types of property as you can
- Make sure your registrations on the schemes stay up to date and check for new properties regularly