FAQs - Moving options

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Moving options

  1. Can I rent one of your properties?

    The majority of our new rented homes are allocated to applicants nominated to us by local authorities from their housing waiting lists. If you wish to be considered for any of our new properties you should contact the local authority. They will be able to tell you how to register for affordable housing.

    We do hold a waiting list for some properties. These are properties that have been advertised previously via the local authority but there were no suitable applicants. These Immediately Available Homes are mostly homes for people aged over 50 years and are not suitable for young children. These properties are displayed on our website. To apply for an Immediately Available Home you should complete the Immediately available homes form[pdf] 2MB.

    We own a limited amount of properties for market rent and discounted rent (intermediate market rent). Our market rent properties are advertised on the open market at current market values. Discounted rented properties have a subsidised rent of 80% of current market values and available through the Help to Buy website. Applicants must be registered and approved by Help to Buy prior to being offered a viewing (see the Buying and Selling section for more details). Both market rent and discounted rent applicants are required to undergo a full tenant reference check (including a credit check) and pay a deposit.

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  2. How can I find out if I am eligible for mutual exchange?

    This answer applies to tenants only (not leaseholders).

    If you hold an Assured, Protected Assured or Fixed Term tenancy you can register for a Mutual Exchange. This is when you exchange your home with another CHP tenant, another housing association tenant, or council tenant. Please note – all households participating in a Mutual Exchange must hold an Assured, Protected Assured or Fixed Term tenancy. To register you must complete and submit the mutual exchange form - online. Alternatively, complete and return the mutual exchange application form[pdf]. You cannot exchange your tenancy or property unless you have received consent from your landlord.

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  3. How do I apply for a transfer?

    This answer applies to tenants only (not leaseholders)

    Tenants can apply to transfer to another CHP property. Most properties available for transfering tenants are situated in the Chelmsford area. These properties are advertised on the Homeoption choice based lettings website and allocated according to the allocations and lettings policy [pdf] 161KB .

    Please complete and submit the housing transfer form online. Alternatively, complete and return the housing transfer form[pdf]. The information you provide will allow us to apply an appropriate priority (called banding) and size of property you would be eligible for.

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  4. How do I find details of properties that are available immediately?

    For details on available properties, please visit our find a home section. 

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  5. I am privately renting, can I go on your waiting list?

    The majority of our new rented homes are allocated to applicants nominated to us by our local authority partners from their housing waiting lists. If you wish to be considered for any of our new properties you should contact the local authority. They will be able to tell you how to register for affordable housing. You should also check our find a home section as we may have homes immediately available to rent.

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  6. I would like to move to a smaller, more manageable property - what should I do?

    This answer applies to tenants only (not leaseholders)

    We run an incentive scheme - SpaceSaver - to try to increase the number of family homes available. The SpaceSaver scheme offers help and financial support for those living in family homes which are too large for them.

    You may qualify for this scheme if your house has two to four bedrooms. There is a cash payment per room -  For more information see our Spacesaver leaflet[pdf] 1MBPlease complete and submit the housing transfer form online. Alternatively, complete and return the housing transfer form[pdf]. We will asssit you in bidding for properties as they are advertised.

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  7. What options do I have to move home?

     We have properties throughout Essex and offer a wide range of housing options. These include:

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