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Transfer Incentive Scheme


The Transfer Incentive Scheme is a financial contribution to Chesterfield Borough Council tenants in these specified situations.

Transfer to a Sheltered Scheme

Due to the shortage of family houses, CBC (Chesterfield Borough Council) offers up to £2,500 to existing tenants willing to move from a family house into either a flat or studio in a CBC sheltered housing scheme.  We have schemes at:
  • Glebe Court - Old Whittington
  • Duewell Court - Barrow Hill
  • Catherine Court & Brocklehurst Court - Brampton
  • Markham Court - Duckmanton
  • AstonCourt & Mallard Court - Lowgates

Mutual Exchange when Under Occupying

Due to changes brought about by the Welfare Reform Act, some households may find that they are under occupying their properties (as per the Governments bedroom standard).

Where an under occupying household mutually exchanges their property for a smaller CBC property which results in their under occupancy being reduced to either:

  • no longer under occupied; or
  • under occupied by 1 bedroom (where their previous under occupancy was by 2 bedrooms or more)

Chesterfield Borough Council will offer up to £500 to the tenant.

Assistance with the Move

If assistance is required to move to another property, we can offer help with:

  • Arranging removals
  • Arranging diconnection and re-connection of services
  • Re-fitting of carpets
  • Decorating
  • Repayment of rent arrears

The cost of carrying out any or all of the above would be taken from the lump sum and the balance paid to the tenants.  If you are interested in the scheme and would like to know more, please contact the Housing Solutions Centre at :

On the Move - 73 Low Pavements, Chesterfield, S40 1PB

By Telephone: 01246 345671/345672

By email: onthemove@chesterfield.gov.uk

Complete our online enquiry form.

Phone or text
Tel: 01246 345 345
Text: 07960 910 264

In person
Customer Service Centre
85 New Square
Chesterfield S40 1SN

8.30am to 5pm on Mon, Tue, Thu
10am to 5pm on Wed
8.30am to 4.30pm on Fri
9am to midday on Sat for payments

By post
Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
Rose Hill
Chesterfield S40 1LP

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