Swap your home - mutual exchange

Quick guide

  1. Clear any rent arrears and have all outstanding repairs done.
  2. Find a suitable exchange partner - look online or in your area for others to exchange with, try:
  3. Apply for our permission for the exchange. You and your exchange partner must each fill in our mutual exchange application form. (If you are a housing association tenant, contact them to find out how to apply for permission).
  4. We’ll exchange tenant references with your new landlord.
  5. If all references are satisfactory we’ll book an appointment with you to inspect your property and talk through you application.
  6. Once the inspection is done, we’ll let you know if we approve the exchange. We’ll tell you within 42 days from the date we received your application.
  7. If we do approve the exchange, we’ll arrange an appointment for you and your exchange partner to come to the council offices to complete a ‘Notice of Assignment’.
  8. You can then organise the move.  
  9. We will visit you one month after you have moved to find out if everything is all right.