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Transfer or exchange your rented home

If your circumstances change, you may want to move to a more suitable home.

Transferring your home in England

You are able to apply for a transfer with us provided you have managed your home in line with your tenancy agreement, have no outstanding rent arrears or an agreement surrounding a pre-existing payment plan, and your home is in good condition.

For our properties in England please apply via our lettings portal. 

Transferring your home in Scotland

Transfers are available through one of the choice-based lettings systems.


In Edinburgh, you can bid for up to three properties each week. You need to:

  • Download and print an EdIndex form
  • Be clear that you're in a housing association tenancy and that Places for People Scotland is your landlord 
  • Make sure you're bidding for a property advertised for a Mover (M) or Starter/Mover (S/M)

East Lothian, Midlothian, and West Lothian

If you want to transfer to East Lothian, Midlothian, and West Lothian, you need to:

  • Register with Home Search
  • Log in to view properties
  • Place a bid on the Home Search portal for any properties you're interested in

Central Scotland, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

If you want to transfer your home you need to contact your housing officer



You could also consider exchanging your home with a tenant from another social housing landlord. You can find more details on how to do this below:

Our customers can register for free.

How it works

Register and provide details about your current home and the type of home you're looking for. We'll check and approve the information you provide, and then you can start looking for someone to swap with.

Please also check with your local council to find out if they have a choice-based lettings system available within your area.

You should only bid for homes of the size you need, in the areas you want.


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