Moving house - coronavirus 

The information below does not apply to home owners including shared owners, and supported housing.  

NCHA continues to let properties in line with our usual allocation processes. We are meeting new customers remotely if possible. Where viewings are done in person our employees will be following hygiene controls and practice social distancing.

Self-isolation 

If you’re applying for a property, but are self-isolating, please wait until the end of your self-isolation period before moving. Please be aware that we may be unable to hold properties if you’re at the start of your isolation period and the property is ready to be let.

If you've handed in your notice to move out but are now having to self-isolate, please contact us so we can talk to you about your options - we'll be as flexible as possible.

Shielding

If you’re applying for a property, but are shielding, you’ll have to decide when we provisionally offer you a home whether you’re willing to move. Please be aware that we’re unable to hold properties if you’re unwilling or unable to move.

Paperwork and ID

You will still need to provide us with valid ID, along with your Right to Rent a Home (immigration status) in order for your property application to go through. If you're struggling to produce the required ID, please contact us as soon as possible. You may be able to reapply for another NCHA home in the future, once you have the necessary ID available.

Exchanges

Exchanges are still going ahead and we’re processing the requests we've received. We’ll talk to you about holding until current guidance changes.

Your request may be delayed if the other person doesn’t want to move, or if the other landlord isn’t processing exchanges. If the exchange is going ahead, we’ll inspect your property remotely using a video call. If you’re unable to do this we’ll hold until we can visit you to do a normal inspection.

If you're self-isolating or shielding, please contact us so we can discuss whether the exchange should be delayed.

We'll aim to complete the process within the 42-day timeline, but this may change due to delays caused by coronavirus.