Rehousing and transfers

At QualitySolicitors we believe it’s important for people to live in a home that meets the requirements of their family. Rehousing is the process of relocating families or individuals from one place to another. Sometimes, for various reasons, your current home may not be suitable for the needs of you and your family. In these circumstances, you may wish to be rehoused or transferred to another property.

Perhaps your current home is no longer big enough for your family, or maybe you need to move to escape harassment or anti-social behaviour. Whatever the situation, your options will depend on who your landlord is and the guidelines they follow when deciding who should be rehoused. The reason for rehousing and transfers is mainly relocating individuals or families from inadequate properties to available properties. These transfers are mostly part of government plans like urban development plans.

Eligibility for rehousing assistance

Eligibility criteria for rehousing assistance can vary depending on the applicant's circumstances and the support they are receiving from a housing association. However, there are some general factors: 

  • Income Level or financial circumstances
  • Housing stability
  • Residents Status
  • Number of family members
  • Groups of vulnerable populations like homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence or disabled people often receive high priority services from local housing associations. 
  • Specific compliance: Rehousing programs often have specific programs and rules that applicants must meet to retain eligibility criteria.

Rehousing Applications

If you’re experiencing problems with a rehousing application - perhaps you’re on a waiting list or have had an application turned down - we can help. We can ensure you put forward the best case possible when applying for rehousing and can help you apply for the right properties. We understand the policies that local authorities use when deciding who to allocate housing to and can ensure you stand the best chance of being rehoused.

We can also check you’ve been placed in the correct category or banding, which could influence the priority that the local authority gives to your case.

Contact Us:

To talk to one of our expert property solicitors about rehousing and transfers, give us a call today on 08082747557. With our free initial assessment promise, you can find out what options may be available to you with no obligations.


You can get help with rehousing by contacting your local council or housing association, non-profit organisations, charities, social services agencies, social housing, or local shelters. These organisations have suitable structures and plans to guide you according to your situation.

You can apply for rehousing according to your eligibility criteria. You need to research available rehousing programs available in your area. Then gather the necessary documents for your application like proof of income, residency status, and identification documents. Finally, submit the application as guided by the agency.

Yes, housing associations usually help with new tenancy contracts; they have knowledge and expertise about the details of secure tenancy and tenancy transfer. They can also provide resources and support regarding local amenities, community services or any relevant maintenance requests.

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