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What is Search Moves?


Search Moves is a choice based lettings scheme provided by Spelthorne Borough Council, Elmbridge Borough Council and PA Housing. These organisations are known as the Search Moves Partners.


Search Moves is the principle way in which rented social housing in Elmbridge and Spelthorne boroughs is allocated to housing register applicants. It is also how PA Housing allocates properties available to its transfer applicants across the wider Surrey / SW London area.


A2Dominion will be leaving Search Moves.

A2Dominion currently operates an additional choice based lettings scheme called Homehunt used by their transfer applicants outside of the Search Moves area.

From early 2018 (subject to change), A2Dominion will no longer advertise properties for transfer cases on Search Moves but will use only Homehunt across all areas. They will continue to use Search Moves to advertise properties to applicants registered with Spelthorne or Elmbridge Borough Councils.

If you are registered with A2Dominion already you do not need to do anything with your Search Moves application and you will be able to log in and bid as normal. Nearer the time of the split they will contact you to let you know when / how to register with Homehunt and / or the local authorities.

Each Search Moves partner is moving towards holding their own Allocations Policy which will set out the qualification criteria to be on their Housing or Transfer register, 
and the priority given to applicants who qualify to be on it.

PA Housing now has a seperate Allocations Policy, to view click here.

The existing Common Allocations policy for A2Dominion, Elmbridge and Spelthorne Council applicants is available here.

If you are a Key Worker looking for affordable rented accommodation you can also apply to PA Housing through Search Moves.

If you are looking for Shared Ownership properties please click below: