What is the Home Move Support Scheme?
Whatever kind of property you are living in, if you have more bedrooms than you need and are looking to downsize, we can help. The Home Move Support Scheme is a way for Alliance Homes to assist our tenants with downsizing their home.
How does it work?
We give a grant to any assured tenant who moves to a smaller home. This applies even when moving to a property we don't own or when moving by mutual exchange with another tenant.
How much money is on offer?
We pay £600 for the first bedroom given up. £300 is available for each additional bedroom, for example:
A tenant moving from a 4 bed house to a 2 bed house would get £900
A tenant moving from a 2 bed flat to a 1 bed flat would get £600
Please note that any money you owe to us (e.g. rent arrears, court costs, rechargeable repairs) will be deducted from the grant. If you are subject to bankruptcy or a Debt Relief Order, you do not qualify for a grant at all.
Is the Scheme open to all Alliance Homes tenants?
The Scheme is available to all assured (non-shorthold) tenants. This means that if you are a starter tenant you will qualify once your tenancy has been converted.
Do I have to be registered on HomeChoice and will I get any priority?
Unless you are moving by mutual exchange with another tenant you will need to be registered on HomeChoice. The band you are placed in will depend on the level of your downsizing and you would still be assessed for any medical or welfare priorities that apply.
If you have any queries regarding the Scheme or would like further information, please contact us on 03000 120 120.