Moving house if you are a social housing tenant
We are aware that a number of residents have received a text messages that says it is from Lewisham Crime Enforcement, telling the person they have outstanding fines and to click on a link and pay immediately.
THIS IS A SCAM.
If you receive a text message, please ignore and report to www.actionfraud.police.uk.
If you have more bedrooms than you need, we can:
- find you a smaller, more manageable home
- give your old house to a family that needs the extra space.
Our package could include removal and costs for cooker, washing machine, landline, post re-direction. Contact Trading Places if you are interested.
Move to another borough
Retire to the seaside or country
If you are over 55, you may be eligible for the Seaside and Country Homes scheme, which helps Londoners move into bungalows and flats outside of London.
Get help to move into private renting
If you want to move into private renting, we can give you up to £2,650 to help with the:
- first month’s rent
- moving costs.
Swap your house
If your landlord agrees, you can swap your house or flat with another council or housing association tenant.
Get help to buy a house
If you live in a council property, we can give you a cash grant of £25,000–£44,000 to help you buy a new home.
Buy your council home
The Right to Buy scheme allows you to buy your council or housing association home at a discount. If you are interested, contact your housing provider.