Apply for a transfer
If you are an existing Waltham Forest Housing tenant and
wish to apply for a transfer, you can now complete the
following online application form.
If you previously saved an incomplete transfer
application, you can also log in to complete it.
Please note that demand for a transfer is very high with over 2000
tenants currently registered. The rules about who gets priority for
a transfer are set out in the
Council’s Allocations Policy.
We do not have a ‘waiting list’, but have a Housing Register for
anyone wanting to apply for a transfer. The Housing Register ranks
applicants in order based on their level of housing need which is
assessed against the criteria set out in the Housing Allocation
The majority of homes are let to applicants that have
Less than one in ten homes are let to applicants in the
'reasonable preference' band
If you have ‘no preference’, you will not be housed or bid for
Unless your housing need meets the criteria for 'additional
preference' we advise that you to consider other housing options.
Before you apply for a transfer, please take some time to read
about the other options available to you:
If you are not currently a Council tenant and
would like to apply to go on the housing register, please
complete the housing application on Waltham Forest Council's
Homefinder UK is a national housing mobility scheme that offers
housing opportunities to social tenants and households who have
been placed in temporary accommodation by councils.
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By working in partnership with social landlords Homefinder helps
households who want or need to move to find a home that better
matches their household size and personal and financial