Contact your council’s housing office or your housing association to apply for a tenancy transfer. You will be asked to fill in a form or register online.
Every council should provide free information about how to make an application for a tenancy transfer and how their transfer scheme works.
You will be asked for information about why you need to move. Explain in detail any special needs, difficulties or problems you or your family have – for example a health condition that makes your current home unsuitable. Enclose copies of any evidence that you have (such as photographs, letters from your doctor etc.)
Your chances of getting a tenancy transfer will depend on:
- the reasons you want to move
- whether your landlord has accommodation of the right size – larger homes are usually in short supply
- whether you need a home that has been adapted – in this situation you may have to wait longer.