Moving home

This section tells you what you need to do when you leave a property and move into a new home, including how to end a tenancy properly, how to exchange your home if you are a council or housing association tenant, and how to go about selling one property and buying another.

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This content applies to Scotland only
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  • Moving in

    There are several things you need to do as soon as possible once you've moved into a new home, whether it's a rented property or a place you've bought yourself.

  • Moving out

    This page lists things you need to do when you move out of your home.

  • Moving costs

    Moving home can be expensive. This page looks at the main financial considerations and how you can get help with moving costs.

  • Selling your home

    What does the selling process involve and how much will it cost? Find out here.

  • Council transfers and exchanges

    If you rent from a council or housing association and wish to move, there are several options - transfer within your area, move to a new area or a mutual exchange.

  • Moving if you have special needs

    If you are a disabled person or have special requirements, there are some additional things you need to take into account when you move house. This page explains more.

Speak to a Shelter Scotland adviser

Call Shelter Scotland's free housing advice helpline

0808 800 4444
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Email an adviser

You can also email a housing adviser. We aim to respond within three working days.

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