Transfer Incentive Scheme
You may be interested in the scheme if:
- your current home has more bedrooms than people living in it.
- you want to cut your heating cost.
- you need help or support to maintain your home or garden.
How the scheme works
There is a fixed payment of £1000 to help with moving costs. You also get £1000 if you are downsizing by one bedroom for example moving from a 3 bedroom home into a 2 bedroom home, or £1750 if you are downsizing by more than one bedroom.
This scheme is only available to Colchester Borough Council tenants that move into another property within the Gateway to Homechoice sub-regional area. Some exclusions do apply so please check the attached policy for full details.
Your application for a new home also gets a high priority under the scheme.
For full information, including exclusions and how to apply, please read this leaflet (revised version coming soon) and the Transfer Incentive Scheme Policy.
Housing association tenants
If you apply and you are a housing association tenant, your application for a smaller property is given a high priority, but you would not get the cash payment that a council tenant would.
How to apply
You need to complete a housing application form at the Gateway to Homechoice website.