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Moving home

You have several options available if you are looking to move, such as swapping homes or applying for a transfer. If you are living in one of our properties, but would like to request a transfer to another property you will need to apply to Homechoice.

To help you prepare for moving in to a Stockport Homes tenancy for the first time or when transferring from one Stockport Homes tenancy to another, there are some things you can start to do in advance so that if you are offered a property, you are already prepared and able to provide all of the information needed from you to enable you to sign up for the tenancy. 

  • Rent and proof of income

    Two weeks rent is payable at sign-up. If you wish to pay your rent monthly, the first month’s rent is due at the sign-up stage. If you are entitled to housing benefit you will still have to pay water and any heating charges for the property you are moving in to.

    Please bring your bank details with you so you can set up a Direct Debit for your rent.

    If you are, or think you are, entitled to Housing Benefit, please bring the following where applicable:

    • Proof of National Insurance number
    • Proof of income (two months pay slips or five weekly slips)
    • Proof of all benefits (benefit award letters)
    • Proof of Tax Credits (award letter)
    • Proof of Child Benefit
    • Two months bank statements for each account
    • Proof of Pensions

    You must also bring two proofs of identification to the sign up appointment and one of these must include a photograph, for example:

    • Passport
    • Medical card
    • Driving licence
    • Benefit letters
    • Birth certificate
    • Utility bills
  • References

    Properties at specific addresses require two references to be provided.

    The Homechoice advert will confirm if references are required before you bid for the property.

    If you need to provide references, at least one of these must be from a current or previous landlord or a professional person such as a doctor or teacher.

 You can also get advice on what to do if you are leaving a Stockport Homes property.

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Page last reviewed 27/01/2021