The Tenants' Transfer Incentive Scheme offers a fixed incentive payment to those transferring from family-sized general needs accommodation to accommodation for older persons or those aged over 40. The scheme offers:
The disturbance payment is a fixed amount to help with the reasonable costs of moving home - removals, connection and disconnection of services replacement carpets and curtains etc. The low demand incentive grant will only be paid to tenants moving to a property assessed by the Housing Needs Manager as being in low demand. Low demand properties are generally those properties for which there are no applicants on the Council's lists.
The above payments are subject to budget limits. If there are more requests for transfer incentive grants than there is funding available, the Council will give priority to those moving from accommodation that is more urgently needed, or help with a transfer in the new financial year.
The money will be given to the tenant when all the keys to the former property are returned to us, the property has been inspected and is in a satisfactory state of repair. The actual amount may be adjusted to take account of any rent arrears or Housing Benefit overpayment.
A Transfer Incentive Grant is available to those who:
A Transfer Incentive Grant is not available to those who:
Find out more in the Transfer Incentive Scheme Booklet.
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Transfer Incentive Scheme Policy (Documents)