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By transfer we mean that we allocate a property for you to
move into when the previous tenant has moved out.
Should you want to transfer from one Council property to
another, you should complete a Cumbria Choice Based LettingsScheme
Form. You can request a form by:
- phoning: 01229 876554 or 876302;
- emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- writing to: Housing Department, Cavendish House, 78 Duke
Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 1RR;
- or, alternatively, you can complete an application form
online via the Cumbria Choice website. Please
note you must firstly register to take part in the
scheme and you can do this online at http://www.cumbriachoice.org.uk/. Once
registered you can then complete the form online.
Who can apply to transfer?
A tenant may apply for a transfer if:
- they have held their current tenancy for 12 months and have
maintained a clear rent account for three months prior to applying;
- the current tenancy is in a good state of repair and
These criteria may be waived in exceptional
If you meet the above criteria and wish to apply for a
transfer, please contact the Housing Department (as
above) for an application form.
If you are interested in exchanging your property (locally or
nationally), please register with HomeSwapper (details
below). For further information please call in to the
Housing Department, Cavendish House, 78 Duke Street, Barrow in
Furness or tel: (01229) 876470 or email: email@example.com
HomeSwapper is the UK's largest and most
successful home swap service.
Thousands of tenants
join every month to use HomeSwapper to find a local or national
home swap. Over 10,000 families a year swap homes with
To find a swap you have to first register online at www.HomeSwapper.co.uk
HomeSwapper then searches for all possible matches every day and
sends you alerts by email or text message.
If you have a furnished tenancy you
are responsible for the upkeep of all furniture and fittings and to
ensure they are left to an acceptable standard. An inventory will
have been taken at the commencement of your tenancy and will be
checked again if you end the tenancy.