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.


Each partner has their own Allocations Policy which set out the qualification criteria for applicants who wish to be on their Housing register and the priority given to applicants who qualify to be on it.


  • To view PA Housing's Allocations Policy, click here.
  • To view Spelthorne Borough Council's Allocations Policy, here.
  • To view Elmbridge Borough Council's Allocations Policy, click here.

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

A2Dominion are no longer a Search Moves partner. They let properties via their own Choice Based Lettings scheme; HomeHunt. If you are an A2Dominion tenant and you wish to discuss a transfer, you can do so by contacting the Central Lettings Team on 0208 8251981.  Alternatively, you can contact your chosen local authority for advice.

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