House swap event for tenants

Home swap event. Elaine Donaldson of Longhurst Homes,  Spalding resident Andrew Holly in for a browse, Annie Best of Lincs Fire and Rescue, Housing management officer Navtej Singh Photo:  SG221013-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Home swap event. Elaine Donaldson of Longhurst Homes, Spalding resident Andrew Holly in for a browse, Annie Best of Lincs Fire and Rescue, Housing management officer Navtej Singh Photo: SG221013-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Residents affected by the recent “bedroom tax” have received a helping hand from a new “match and move” initiative.

Housing providers L&H Homes teamed up with South Holland District Council to give tenants the chance to exchange their property for one that better meets their needs.

At the match and move event held at the council offices, tenants registered their property as being available for a swap and then see what was being offered elsewhere.

Council officers were also able to help tenants wishing to move to another area to register on a national house swap scheme.

Michelle Naylor, housing management officer for L&H Homes, said: “For those people affected by the bedroom tax, this was a good opportunity to meet other residents thinking about swapping,exchange their property for one that better meeds their needs and talk through their situation.”

Pictured are Elaine Donaldson, of L&H Homes, Annie Best of Lincs Fire and Rescue, resident Andrew Holly and housing management officer Navtej Singh.