Your current housing circumstances
When applying for a transfer, you must be able to evidence the reasons why you need to move. You will be eligible if your circumstances meet the priority banding of Silver/Band C or higher, subject to the requirements set out above.
If you do not meet these requirements then your application will be cancelled and you will be unable to transfer to another Homes Plus property at this time.*
However, if you would like to consider a mutual exchange, you can find further information on our website www.homesplus.co.uk.
* Please note: this does not apply to Homes Plus customers requesting a move to Shropshire.
All transfer applications to homes in Shropshire are dealt with directly by Shropshire HomePoint. Homes Plus cannot influence their timescales or provide additional support with their applications.
We award applicants one of three priority bands based on the information provided by you at the time of your application, including information given in the application form and supporting evidence. All applications are assessed on housing and medical need, in line with the three priority bands outlined in the table below.
|Gold Priority / Band A
|An existing Homes Plus customer is occupying specialist, adapted accommodation and it is no longer required.
|Gold / Band B
|An existing Homes Plus customer has been awarded high medical priority, defined as:
An existing Homes Plus customer is over-crowded by one or more bedrooms (details of this can be found in the eligibility section of the lettings policy).
An existing Homes Plus customer is under-occupying their current property by one or more bedrooms.
|Silver / Band C
|Medium medical priority awarded where an existing Homes Plus customer suffers from incapacity or mobility problems, chronic illness or a long-term health condition, which either prevents them accessing all facilities within the home, or only reaching them with severe difficulty. For example – but not limited to – disabling arthritis, severe asthma or angina, which prevents them from climbing the stairs inside the home, or steps outside the home.
An existing Homes Plus customer currently resides in a 2-bed flat above ground floor, with no lift access and two children occupying the second bedroom.
An existing Homes Plus customer needs to receive support from – or give support to – a close family member.
Other customers’ priority banding
We understand that you may feel your neighbours, friends or family are being offered a transfer to a new home much quicker than you.
We are only able to discuss your own banding or housing status with you so please keep in mind that if you call to enquire why someone else has already moved, we won’t be able to answer your questions.
For more information about exceptional moves, please refer to the Transfers and exceptional moves policy on the Homes Plus website www.homesplus.co.uk/documents
You can find the Transfers and exceptional moves policy on the Homes Plus website www.homesplus.co.uk/documents or you can contact our Homes Plus lettings team for further advice and guidance:
Homes Plus Lettings Team
Tel: 0800 048 8955