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Radius tenants can request to transfer or exchange their property for alternative housing.
If you are already a tenant of Radius and you want to move to another social housing property, you can apply for a transfer. To apply for a transfer you will need to complete a Housing/Transfer Application Form.
-We will then assess your housing needs and place you on the social housing waiting list for a transfer to alternative accommodation owned by us, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive or another registered housing association within your area of choice.
Your request for a transfer won't normally be considered if:
As a social housing tenant you can arrange a swap with another social housing tenant. This is called a 'mutual exchange'. You may find a mutual exchange useful if:
You must get permission to exchange your tenancy. Although we will not ordinarily refuse you permission, there are some circumstances in which we may not be able to agree to an exchange:
You can also register to swap online at www.HomeSwapper.co.uk. This is free for our tenants and for most housing association tenants in Northern Ireland.
You may find potential home swaps by word of mouth, advertising in newspapers or online, or postcards in shop windows.
You must get our permission before you exchange your home. If you find a suitable swap you should contact us to register for a mutual exchange. You must also complete a Housing/Transfer Application Form.
We will then:
If you currently receive either Housing Benefit or the Housing Cost element of Universal Credit, and you are under-occupying your home by one bedroom or more according to the benefit bedroom criteria, you may be affected by the Social Sector Size Criteria (SSSC). If you are affected by SSSC, you may already be receiving a mitigation payment known as Welfare Supplementary Payment.
If you choose to transfer or exchange your home, and you decide to move to another social sector house and do not reduce your level of under-occupation, you may lose this payment. It is important to check with your landlord and get advice before you move, as once this Welfare Supplementary Payment is lost, it is lost for good.
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