There are several ways you can move to a different Sanctuary home.
HomeSwapper is a free service which allows you to arrange a home swap (or mutual exchange) with other residents up and down the country.
The scheme is simple; you sign up to the service, enter details about your current property, the type of accommodation you are looking to move to, and then Homeswapper will search for all possible matches.
By signing up to the service and with our permission, you can swap your home with residents from other housing associations and councils, and will have access to HomeSwapper’s community of over 85,000 tenants looking for a move.
For more information please visit the HomeSwapper website or contact your local Sanctuary office for details on how to apply.
Mutual exchanges within Sanctuary are also an option – please contact your local office to find out more.
You can move to another property within Sanctuary.
You will need to contact your local office to talk about the reasons you would like to apply for a transfer and they will give you advice on whether it is possible.
Any resident can register for a transfer, but you can only be offered a move if you have:
- Been living in your current address for more than 12 months
- A clear rent account
- No current breaches of tenancy
- Kept your property in good condition.
On receipt of your transfer request we will carry out an inspection of your home and place your application on the relevant waiting list.
Please remember that a lengthy waiting time can apply depending on the type of property and area you wish to move to, but you may be considered for a priority move if there are reasons making it difficult for you to continue living in your current home.
Apply to your Local Authority
You can also apply for housing through the local authorities in your area.
If you wish, you can apply directly to Sanctuary. For further details of how to apply for housing, please contact your local office.