If you are a council or housing association tenant, you have the right to swap your home with another council or housing association tenant. To be able to do this you must first get your landlord’s written consent, which can only be refused in certain circumstances. All of the social landlords operating in the borough subscribe to Homeswapper, a national mutual exchange service. Your landlord will be able to provide you with further information on mutual exchanges.
Your landlord has 42 days in which to consent and can only refuse to grant consent in a limited number of grounds, as defined in law, which include but not limited to:
A full list of grounds can be obtained from your landlord.
Before the mutual exchange is be permitted, your rent account will also need to be up to date.
The advantages of mutual exchange are:
The disadvantages of mutual exchange are:
For further information please contact your landlord directly.