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Moving to a Smaller Social Housing Property


If you are an existing social housing tenant within the Bucks Home Choice Partnership and your home is now too large for you, you may wish to consider downsizing to a smaller one.

The benefits of moving to a smaller property include:

• Preventing arrears from occurring if your Housing related benefit has been reduced due to you having bedrooms that you do not use.
• Your Council Tax bill could reduce
• Reduced heating costs
• Less maintenance/housework to do

Some landlords provide financial assistance and help for their tenants to downsize to a smaller property. You should contact your landlord directly to discuss this with them.

Bucks Home Choice gives high priority to applicants moving to smaller properties. If you wish to do this you can make a full application using the ‘Register’ tab on the left hand side.

You may also wish to seek a mutual exchange with another social housing tenant. You will need permission from your landlord before you do this.

Information can be found at:

www.homeswapper.co.uk 

www.gumtree.com/home-swap/buckinghamshire

http://www.houseexchange.org.uk