Transfers & exchanges
Most Housing Executive and housing association tenants are allowed to transfer from or exchange their property. If you apply for a transfer you will be pointed using the Selection Scheme. You will usually have to go on the waiting list.
If you apply to exchange your accommodation you must find someone to swap accommodation with. You can only exchange your accommodation if the social landlords of both properties involved in the swap agree to the exchange.
Getting a transfer
You can apply for a transfer if you want to move to another Housing Executive or housing association home. You will be assessed and awarded points using the Selection Scheme. You will usually only be allowed to apply if you pass five criteria. More
Housing Executive exchanges
You can only exchange your Housing Executive property if you get the Housing Executive's permission. You can swap your home with another Housing Executive tenant or a housing association tenant. More
Housing association exchanges
You can only exchange your housing association property if you get your housing association's permission. You can swap your home with another housing association tenant or a Housing Executive tenant. More
Applicants with management transfer status can be offered a property even though other people on the list may have more points. This will only happen if it is a good way of managing the housing stock. More