Voluntary early moves - Winstanley and York Road
All tenants have the option to request to move now or at any point before their property is required for demolition.
We recognise that some residents may not wish to wait for new homes in the regenerated estate but would prefer to move now. If you do choose to move now, this would be voluntary and you would either be relocated within our existing housing stock or, if you wanted to, to that of another social landlord within Wandsworth.
If you wish to move outside Wandsworth borough, or even outside London, we will try to assist in finding you a suitable tenancy elsewhere. This is, however, dependent on a reciprocal arrangement with the receiving borough. The regeneration team will work with colleagues from our moves and mobility team to explore these options with you.
Any new home will be on the same social rent basis as your current one unless you choose to move to a property owned by a housing association or out of the borough. This means that if you choose to move to a larger property your rent may increase on a comparable basis.
If you do decide to move before your scheduled demolition phase you will be offered the same Home Loss and Disturbance Payments as all other residents (as detailed in the Tenant’s Offer Booklet of October 2014). All existing tenancies will be eligible for the following:
- £6,300 Home Loss Compensation (minus any monies owed to us)
- Removal costs
- Disconnection and reconnection of services
- Disconnection and reconnection of appliances, including movable fixtures and fittings, e.g. light fittings
- New window dressings (i.e. curtains/blinds up to an agreed value) if your existing dressings cannot be used
- Redirection of mail (up to a nominated date)
- Incidental administrative costs incurred by change of home – change of driving licence, etc.
- Other reasonable expenses, to be considered by the Regeneration Team in line with Compulsory Purchase Order compensation code
If you request a move outside of the regeneration area or turn down an offer of accommodation this will not affect your entitlement to a new home in the regeneration area.
However, if you accept the offer of a move, and associated compensation and disturbance payments, you will not be offered new-build accommodation in the regeneration scheme.
If you would like to move early
If you do wish to consider moving early, please contact us and we will send you an application form and help you explore your options.