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Applying for a transfer from one property to another

As a Hounslow Homes' tenant, you can apply to move from your current property to another by completing an application form to become a member of Locata, the choice based letting scheme. The Locata scheme is used by both homeseekers (those who have applied and are eligible for council housing) and existing tenants from Hounslow Homes and several other boroughs and housing associations that have applied for a transfer.

You will be given a priority 'banding' according to your housing need, and once you have received your welcome pack and registration number you can begin bidding for available properties.

Applicants are advised to bid regularly for properties, and to bid realistically, for example, If your housing need is for a three bedroom property, bid for three bedroom flats as well as houses, as there are more of these types of property available.

You may also wish to consider Mutual Exchange as a means of moving home. Tenants can register with Homeswapper or advertise locally for an exchange partner. See Homeswapper for more information.

Existing Hounslow Homes tenants can contact the Customer Service Centre on 0800 085 65 75 or visit their local Housing Office to request an application form, information or advice on Locata, bidding and transfers.

Other council/housing association tenants should contact their landlord direct should they wish to apply for a transfer

See also:

Locata - scheme information


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