Applying for Housing

Island Home Finder

Vectis advertises its properties via the Isle of Wight Council’s choice based letting system. You can find out how to register and how the system works by logging on to


A transfer is when you are offered an empty property which is owned or managed by Vectis.  We award priority through a needs based system.

If you would like to move you will need to complete a transfer application form and have a clear rent account and your property must be in a good relettable condition. Please note that we have a low turnover and limited numbers of homes in certain areas, therefore, in some cases there may be a longer waiting time.


If you have a permanent tenancy you may apply at any time to exchange with any other tenant of any other Housing Association, or Council, throughout the country.  

You will need to register on HomeSwapper at  This is an independent national exchange register.  We subscribe to the service so it FREE for your use.

Once you have found someone to exchange with YOU MUST contact us immediately.  You should not agree a moving date without the written approval of the exchange.