Mayor of London mobility schemes
The Mayor of London runs two housing mobility schemes for social tenants in London who wish to move to another part of the capital, or move to the seaside or country.
Moving to another part of the capital
Housing Moves provides opportunities for London's social tenants to move to another part of London. It is a choice based lettings scheme and homes are advertised on the Housing Moves website where tenants can bid for the properties they are interested in.
Visit the Mayor of London's Housing Moves website to find out more, including frequently asked questions and how to apply
Moving to the seaside or countryside
The Seaside & Country Homes scheme offers older tenants of London’s council homes and housing associations the opportunity to move away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The scheme helps around 150 households to move from London each year to bungalows or flats in desirable seaside and countryside locations.
Locations and properties available
Seaside & Country Homes have over 3,000 properties, mainly two bedroom bungalows and one and two bedroom flats. The properties are dotted all along the coast, from Cornwall in the south west to Norfolk and Lincolnshire in the east. There are also places available throughout the countryside, from Dorset to Cambridgeshire to Shropshire.
Many have private gardens or outdoor communal areas and are in peaceful, purpose-built developments. They are ideal for single people, couples or others who have retired or wish to do so.
Who is eligible to participate in the scheme?
The scheme is open to people living in council or housing association homes in London where at least one member of the household is aged 55 or above.
Applicants should have no rent arrears or history of anti-social behaviour, and should not be going through possession proceedings or being evicted.
Visit the Mayor of London's Seaside and Country Homes website to find out more, including a list of frequently asked questions, and how to apply