Apply for a home -
Guinness customer

As you're already a Guinness customer, the information on this page should give you extra help and options for your home search.

Applying for a transfer

If you need a bigger or smaller home than you have at the moment, or want to move to a different area, you can apply to transfer to another Guinness home.

In some areas, the council is responsible for all decisions about house allocations. So even though the home you want to move into is owned by Guinness, you may need to apply for it through your local council.

Our applications team can advise whether you need to apply for a transfer through your local council or through us.  You can call them on 0303 123 1890 (option 5) Monday to Friday from 9am – 12pm.

If our applications team confirm you can apply for a transfer through Guinness, you can complete your application over the phone or fill out an application form[pdf] and email it back to us at

Before completing your transfer application form, make sure you’ve included the correct codes for the areas you’re interested in.

N.B. codes for the south can be found in the third tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet.

Swapping your home

Have you thought about a mutual exchange?

Find out about swapping homes with another Guinness customer or with a customer from another housing association.

Homes to rent right now

We have homes you can rent right now – see if any of them are what you’re looking for.

Most of our homes are let through councils, so you should apply directly to them

Applying for housing through your council

Your council will check your housing needs and try to find you a house. You may be housed with them, with us or another housing association.

Find your local council and apply for a home. The link will open in a new window so pop back after you have signed up to see if we can help you further.

Looking for a home in central Manchester?

If you want to apply for a home in Manchester you need to register with Manchester Move.

Contact Manchester Move on 0333 900 9032 or apply directly online at