Homefinder UK

Find a new home with Homefinder UK

Homefinder UK is a national housing mobility scheme which brings social housing applicants, properties and landlords together, all in one portal. 

With a fast-growing supply of properties nationwide, this scheme helps homeless households, applicants living in temporary accommodation, private sector tenants threatened with homelessness, victims of domestic abuse and gang violence, overcrowded households and social tenants, who want or need to move, to find a home that better matches their household size and personal and financial circumstances. In order to be eligible for the scheme, you must be willing to move out of the borough to another part of the country.  

Homefinder UK offers the following types of schemes and properties:

  • immediately available social housing properties
  • Revive – relocation service for domestic abuse survivors
  • mutual exchange
  • wheelchair accessible
  • retirement/sheltered housing

Case management service

Homefinder UK offers personalised support to applicants considering a long-distance move. Whatever help you need with finding the right social housing property, the Homefinder UK case management team can help. Whether that means sourcing the property for you in your chosen location or helping you with the registration process, no task is too big, or too small.

Relocation service for domestic abuse survivors

Homefinder UK has a specialist case management service called Revive to support those who are fleeing domestic abuse in finding a new home in a different area of the country. The Revive team will source properties, liaise with all parties involved, identify a support network and help applicants to settle in the new area.

How do I find out which properties are available?

Properties are made available by landlords and advertised on the Homefinder UK website. Landlords also offer mutual exchanges through the house exchange option. By registering on Homefinder UK, applicants can see all immediately available homes and mutual exchanges.

Ealing Council has joined the scheme to offer our social housing applicants more choice and opportunity to find suitable homes. Homefinder UK is not run by the council.

How to apply for a new home through Homefinder UK

Follow these four simple steps to find a new home.

  1. register at www.homefinderuk.org
  2. your application will have to be approved by Ealing Council
  3. find and apply (express interest) for a property with help from your Homefinder UK case manager
  4. view and sign up to the property – arranged by your Homefinder UK case manager

If all goes well, Homefinder UK can arrange a move within a couple of weeks.

Find out more

To find out more about the scheme and to register, visit the Homefinder website or email enquiries@homefinderuk.org 

You can also find out more by contacting the council's housing initiatives team at housinginitiatives@ealing.gov.uk