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Seaside & Country Homes

The coast, representing Seaside & Country HomesWhat is Seaside & Country Homes? Seaside & Country Homes is a housing mobility scheme that offers households living in council or housing association housing in Greater London the opportunity to move home.

The scheme’s landlords manage approximately 3,200 bungalows and flats: along the southwest coast from Cornwall, through the countryside from Shropshire to Cambridgeshire, over to Norfolk and Lincolnshire in the east.

Priority for the scheme is given to tenants who are giving up larger properties. If you are offered a viewing and want to move, you must sign tenancies with participating housing associations. As well as maintaining the property in accordance with the tenancy agreement, people who accept a property with a garden will also be responsible for maintaining the garden, as well as the upkeep of trees and other foliage within the grounds of the property. This should be given proper consideration when accepting an offer.

Seaside & Country Homes is a very popular scheme, so we are unable to guarantee a move to everyone who applies.

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Who can apply and how?

Two applicants for Seaside & Country HomesThe Seaside & Country Homes scheme is open to people living in council or housing association housing in London where at least one member of the household is aged 60 or above. Any members of the households who are under 60 years of age must be either the partner, joint tenant or registered carer of the lead applicant. We regret that we are unable to consider applications from more than two people.

Please see the areas and properties section of this website to find out where the Seaside & Country Homes are located, what type of properties are available and to find your ideal home.

If you would like to apply, you can fill in an application online (opens in new window), or you can download an application form (PDF), complete it and send it back to us.

Please read our Seaside & Country Homes Scheme Guide (PDF) before you make your application.

Alternatively you can pick up an application pack from your local council’s housing office, or phone or email the Mayor of London’s Housing Mobility Team (telephone 08450 21 20 20, email housingmobility@london.gov.uk).

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Successful movers!

Why not find out more and read all about Anne and Eileen: two successful movers with Seaside & Country Homes. They applied to the scheme and are now enjoying life in their new homes in Worthing and the Isle of Wight.

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