Any resident in general needs housing who has lived in their
property for more than 12 months may apply for a transfer, however
we may not accept an application if the resident does not present a
priority housing need.
Residents who meet the eligibility criteria
will be registered on Locata. Locata is a choice based letting
scheme set up to give people more choice about where they live and
help them to find the homes that they want. All members
(registered on Locata) are
placed in priority bands from A to C according to their
Genesis Residents in homes larger than they
need are automatically awarded Band A to assist with finding a new
Further details on eligibility criteria can be provided on
A mutual exchange is a swap of homes between two or more
Under a mutual exchange a resident can exchange their home with
another resident of a local authority or housing association.
You can exchange your property with another Council or housing
association tenant anywhere in the country; perhaps to be closer to
family or friends or nearer work. You are not restricted to the
area that you currently live in.
There are various options for residents to buy a new home
through our shared ownership (part-buy, part-rent) schemes.
Residents who are interested in shared ownership options can
find out more on the
Genesis Homes website.
Genesis also offers a range of market rent lettings. They are
generally new or nearly new units which come with white goods.
Applicants can choose from 1,2,3,4, or 5 year tenancies. Residents
who are interested can find out more on the Genesis
If you would like to move to another area of London, you can
apply for the Mayor's
Housing Moves scheme, which prioritises tenants in homes larger
than they need.
Seaside & Country Homes
The Seaside & Country Homes scheme allows Council tenants
aged 60 and over to give up their Council properties and move to
the coast or countryside. It is for single people or couples and
one and two-bed flats and bungalows are available.
The accommodation is not sheltered housing but is managed by
local housing associations.
For more information on this scheme, please visit www.housingmoves.org
Support from your local authority
If you are looking to move and you have
certain circumstances which may have a bearing on your housing
priority need we would advise you to contact your local authority
to discuss any schemes they participate in which might help you to
Support with moving
We can visit you at home and talk you through
your individual housing options, based on your needs and