Thinking of moving?
Applying to move home
Our homes are in high demand and there are a few ways that you can apply to move home.
You can apply for a transfer to another property by registering with your local council. Or you may find it quicker to try to find someone to swap your home with. There is a national online register of people looking to swap their home called Homeswapper.
is the UK's largest community of social housing tenants looking to swap homes. Thousands of tenants join every month and use HomeSwapper to move locally or right across the UK. A swap may be a quicker way of moving than waiting for a transfer.
To use the service you need register on the site, then every day HomeSwapper checks for possible new swaps for you. It saves these and you can log-in at any time to see them. To make sure you do not miss any swaps regular 'match alerts' are sent to you. If you are interested in a match, use the other tenant's contact details to get in touch. Arrange to view one another's property. Then - if you want to swap - contact us for an application form.
We've teamed up with HomeSwapper to make it free for all our tenants. If you don't have access to a computer just pop into one of our offices and use one of ours.
Rattling around in your home?
If your home is too large for you and you're thinking of moving to a smaller home, you may be entitled to an under-occupation grant, if you move from a home with three or more bedrooms to a smaller home. Give us a call for more information.
Want to get on the property ladder?
We can also help you get your foot on the property ladder, with a range of low cost home ownership options. Purchase options vary depending on the type of tenancy you have and your personal circumstances. The options currently available include:
- Right-to-buy your existing rental home (receive a discount against the 100% purchase price of your existing rental property)
- Right-to-Acquire your existing rental home (receive a discount against the 100% purchase price of your existing rental property)
- Social Homebuy (part buy, part rent) your existing rented home
- New build Homebuy - part buy part rent on new homes built by us
- Re-sale (part buy, part rent) previous sales properties.
For more information, please contact the Sentinel Homescope sales team on 01256 338 800 or visit
What you need to do before you move out: