Tel 0300 131 7300
Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA)
102 Blackstock Road
London N4 2DR
0300 131 7300
You would have to be registered with your local council to be eligible to bid on our vacant properties, which the council advertise through their Choice Based Letting Scheme.
If you are already an ISHA tenant you may be entitled to apply for a transfer but there is qualifying criteria. A summary of this is as follows
Priority Group 1 – Home Moves
This refers to tenants who must move from their existing ISHA home so that major works, repair or improvement can be carried out.
Priority Group 2 – Management Transfers
This category includes the following:
Disabled tenants requiring wheelchair adapted accommodation,
Tenants with serious medical needs where a member of the household is unable to use a part of their home due to their medical condition e.g. someone with a physical disability who can no longer climb the stairs and the home is split on more than 1 floor.
Cases of domestic violence where additional home security (Sanctuary) or legal action against the perpetrator is not appropriate and/or been successful.
Serious harassment where a member of the household is unable to live in the property due to risk of violence
For Management Transfers ISHA will make one reasonable offer of like for like accommodation. This means that the property offered will be the same size and type as that which is currently occupied by the applicant.
Priority Group 3 – Board Approvals
This category includes applicants who have applied for a transfer who live in blocks, estates or a group of properties where the Board has agreed that rehousing them would enable the Association to complete major works, refurbishment, regeneration, or resolve any other significant management issue. When this category is applied, the scope of homes it covers and reason will be outlined. The decision to apply this category is reviewed on an annual basis.
Priority Group 4 – Under-Occupation transfers
This refers to tenants who are giving up their home to move to a smaller property.
For more information please contact our Customer Service Team on 0300 131 7300.
The term can also apply to any similar permanent housing scheme purpose built for a particular client group where there is no age restriction. For example there are sheltered housing schemes for adults with learning disabilities or for those with long term mental health issues. You may also come across schemes for people who have long term substance misuse issues.
Shared Ownership is an affordable home ownership scheme which makes it easier for first time buyers to get on the property ladder.