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to ask here (since the benefit cap thread is full) if anyone remembers information about a hard to let social housing website?

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Manumission Tue 11-Oct-16 10:50:37

The final post on that thread brought it to mind.

I remember it being mentioned on a thread or three a couple of years back.

Basically a website, like a marketplace, where excess social housing (mostly northern) was available via direct application? Does anyone else remember?

Obviously it's a big move and not easy, but if the OP from the benefits cap thread or anyone else trapped in a similar bind felt up to a bold move, it could be an option.

Manumission Tue 11-Oct-16 10:59:25


Google isn't bringing anything up. Maybe my search terms are all wrong.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 11-Oct-16 11:17:06

If my memory serves correctly, this was stopped years ago - excess stock is now "seconded out" to another area. For example, London is offered some northern homes. I believe it's all list controlled now.

I'd be very pleased to be wrong! But I remember my parents getting a letter about it.

Manumission Tue 11-Oct-16 11:34:45

Oh really? I thought it was a new thing - shows how much I know! smile

Maybe the scheme or site that was mentioned on MN was quite small scale?

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