Statutory guidance

Right to Move and social housing allocations

Statutory guidance for local authorities on social housing allocations and the Right to Move.



The Autumn Statement 2013 announced the government’s intention to introduce a Right to Move for social tenants who need to move to take up a job or live closer to work.

To give effect to the Right to Move, we have introduced regulations to prevent local authorities applying a local connection test that could disadvantage tenants who need to move across local authority boundaries for work related reasons.

This statutory guidance on social housing allocations is intended to assist local authorities to implement these regulations, and to ensure that social tenants who need to move for work related reasons are given appropriate priority under the local authority’s allocation scheme.

Published 27 March 2015