Swapping your Home

You may be able to swap your home with another one of our properties or with a social housing property somewhere else in the country. It is up to you to find a swap; the best place to start is the Homeswapper website which our eligible tenants can join for free. On the website you can see properties available throughout the country.

 

 

The rules about swapping your home are different depending on the type of tenancy you have. If you are thinking about moving home please make sure you speak to your Tenancy Services Officer to find out exactly what this will mean for you.

You are not eligible to swap your home during the introductory period (usually the first year) of your tenancy. Swaps are also not available if you have a keyworker tenancy, are in temporary accommodation or have been served a Notice of Seeking Possession.

For a move to be agreed, you and the other tenants involved must have clear rent accounts. Any tenant swapping into one of our homes must also pay a full week's rent when they sign to take over the property.

Different rules apply if you have a Fixed Term tenancy and you need to contact your Tenancy Services Officer if you want to move home.

Please download our leaflet on Mutual Exchanges to find out more. You can also download the Mutual Exchange Application Form. Please remember that both parties who are swapping need to complete and return a copy of the form to us, at the address shown at the top of the form.

Visit the websites below for more general information about swapping your home nationwide: