Homefinder UK

Homefinder UK is a national housing mobility scheme which brings social housing applicants, properties and landlords together.

We have joined the scheme to offer our social housing applicants more choice and opportunity to find suitable homes. Homefinder UK is not run by the council.

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About the scheme

Homefinder UK helps people to find a home that better matches their household size and personal and financial circumstances.

With a fast-growing supply of properties nationwide, this scheme can help:

  • Homeless households
  • Applicants living in temporary accommodation
  • Private sector tenants threatened with homelessness
  • Victims of domestic abuse and gang violence
  • Social tenants, who want or need to move


In order to be eligible for the scheme, you must be willing to move at least 100 miles radius outside London.


Homefinder UK offers the following type of schemes/properties:

  • Immediately available social housing properties
  • Mutual exchange
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Retirement / Sheltered housing
  • Right to move - moving for employment purposes

Property availability

Properties are made available by landlords and advertised on the Homefinder UK website. They also offer mutual exchanges through House Exchange and access to the government's Homeswap Direct service.

By registering on Homefinder UK, applicants are able to see all immediately available homes and mutual exchanges.

Case management service

Homefinder UK offers personalised support to applicants considering a long-distance move.

Whatever help you need, perhaps sourcing the property for you in your chosen location, or helping you with the registration process, the Homefinder UK Case Management Team can help.

Contact the Homefinder UK Case Management Team on enquiries@homefinderuk.org

Find out more

To find out more about the scheme and to register, please contact Homefinder UK:

Web: www.homefinderuk.org
Email: enquiries@homefinderuk.org
Phone: 020 7619 9705

Updated: 20 December 2017