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Transfers between JRHT residents

As your needs change you may need to move to another of our properties. We have a transfer policy to help you move.

If you want to swap homes with another JRHT tenant you need to:

  1. First, read the 'Transfer housing policy' leaflet (on your right).
  2. Then, complete steps 2-4 on the Homes for rent page.

Key points to note

  • You need to have been a JRHT tenant for 12 months prior to making a transfer application, unless there is a severe medical need or urgent need for a 'management transfer'.
  • We assess transfer requests using a points scheme reflecting your housing needs.
  • We encourage transfer requests to deal with overcrowding, the need to give or receive family support and for under occupation.
  • We will consider transfer requests to help victims of harassment and violence. We call these 'management transfers'. We do not assess them using the point's scheme.
  • You should normally have a clear rent account and owe no other housing related debt to us at the date the transfer takes place.
  • You should normally have kept your tenancy satisfactorily and have kept the property in a clean and reasonable condition. If a Notice of Seeking Possession (NOSP) or a Suspended Possession Order (SPO) has been served for a breach of tenancy, and is still in force, we would not normally allow a transfer until the conditions of the NOSP or SPO have been satisfied.
  • It is a condition of the transfer that on leaving the property it should be in a satisfactory decorative condition, without any repairs for which you are responsible.

For more information, please contact a Resident Services Adviser:

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