Homefinder UK is pleased to report the first property has been let through its national housing mobility scheme to a household freeing up a 3-bedroomed home in Ealing, West London. Please click here to read our latest news release.
Homefinder UK creates opportunities for people to find a home that better matches their household size and personal and financial circumstances. The scheme aims to reduce the burden on the public purse where possible or prevent a slide into arrears, debt or further homelessness. Landlords advertise available properties online and applicants are able to make applications through the website.
The scheme identifies voids and difficult to let properties across the UK to develop partnerships with landlords in order to obtain a mutually beneficial agreement to advertise vacancies.
The scheme seeks to offer opportunities for social housing tenants who live in areas of high demand, housing opportunities in other parts of the country that may prove to be more affordable than their current location. This includes all mutual exchange opportunities through House Exchange and the national Homeswap Direct service. In return, the Homefinder UK team will attempt to broker arrangements for those tenants who wish to move into high demand areas so that they may get the chance to move to take up employment or for other agreed priority reasons, enabling them to access opportunities that they may not otherwise be able to take up. The scheme also aims to offer those affected by the recent welfare reform changes access to more suitably sized accommodation elsewhere, which in turn will help free up larger homes which can then be used to re-house overcrowded households.
We are very excited to announce that Homefinder UK has now gone live and tenants can now register to move home using the scheme.
If you require any further information on Homefinder UK please contact the Project Lead Stephen Ellis on 020 7619 9705, visit www.homefinderuk.org or browse through the Homefinder UK brochure and Tenants Leaflet.
Landlords: For instructions on how to verify applicants please visit our Youtube tutorial