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Moving Home

Council homes in Islington are in high demand and there aren’t enough for everyone who wants one. There are thousands of people on the housing register, many of whom have nowhere at all to live.

If you feel you need to move to another home, there are a number of schemes to consider.

Moving within Islington

The Council allocates all its own and some housing association properties in Islington through the Choice Based Lettings Scheme. The council's helpful guide to Choice Based lettings provides useful information about the scheme and details of how to bid.

If you want the Council to consider you for another home (owned by them or a housing association), you must first fill in a transfer application form. You can get one from either of our offices or any of the Council’s area housing offices. The Housng Options Team will:

  • assess the form and give you a number of points
  • tell you whether your points make you eligible to ‘bid’ for a property
  • give you a user ID number and a PIN, if you have enough points to bid.

Any available properties are advertised on the Home Connections website, in the Islington Gazette and in the Choice property list. If you are interested in any of the available properties, you must bid for them. You can bid by visiting the Council’s website or by ringing Home Connections. See useful contacts for details. You can also text a bid if you prefer.

You can bid for up to three properties each week. The Council:

  • draws up a shortlist of applicants with the highest points for each property
  • contacts them as soon as possible after bidding closes
  • invites them to view the property
  • offers the property to the person with the most points who is still interested in it.

If you are in rent arrears, you won’t generally be eligible to move.
You can get more information by calling the Housing Options Team. See useful contacts for details.

For further information on transferring to another home visit Islington Council's website.

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