If you wish to transfer to another Council or Housing Association property you must make a new application via the Cannock Chase Housing website. This will be based on your current circumstances and you will be placed in the appropriate band.
As a Council Tenant you are given priority to move if you are underoccupying your current home.
An inspection of your property will be carried out prior to you being offered alternative accommodation. If it is found that damage has been caused to the property either deliberately or by your neglect, you will not be moved until all necessary work has been carried out to rectify the situation. As the tenant you will be liable for the cost of any work required. Once you have been allocated another property your application to move will be cancelled.
Transferring tenants who are in receipt of Housing Benefit should note that generally Housing Benefit is only payable on one property. Should the tenancy you are leaving and the tenancy you are taking up overlap, then you will be liable for rent at both properties. Please note: The first weeks rent for the property is due at sign-up. This includes tenants currently claiming housing benefit and is non refundable.
You can discuss this prior to moving by contacting either the Rents Team or the Allocations Officers.
Last Updated: 01/09/2016