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Childcare – what you’re entitled to

Childcare – what you’re entitled to

The costs of childcare in the UK can eat up a big chunk of the family budget – but there is help to be had! In this article, we’ll take a look at the financial support […]

The Best Ways to Protect Your Home

Whether you’ve been living in one place for a while, or have just moved, home security is always a hot topic. It’s often only after a break-in that many people realise just how many spots around their house are vulnerable, but […]

Cycling schemes

This Thursday was Cycle to Work Day, so we’re giving some thought to some of the great cycling schemes around!

One of the best ways to get to know your neighbourhood is by bike. Cycling to work, […]

SwapTracker: what does it mean for you?

Whether you’ve been on HomeSwapper for a little while, or you’re fairly new to swapping, you’ll know that using HomeSwapper, you’re able to take a look through other swappers’ adverts and eventually, find your swap.

But what happens after you’ve […]

Greening Your Home

In the UK there is one person that we can all agree is a national treasure: David Attenborough. For years he has been campaigning for us to make changes to help save the environment and people seem to be starting to […]

What is a Credit Union?

We’re continuing with our financial advice series and this week we’re looking at credit unions. If you’ve decided that mainstream banking isn’t for you, a credit union could be a great alternative! A credit union is a cooperative model of banking, […]

Data Security: keeping your passwords safe

In this week’s article we’ll give you a few tips for keeping those passwords secure and we’ll show you a way to make sure you never forget another password!

It might be for your utility bills, your studies, garden […]

Community led improvements

The areas we live in can mean ‘home’ to us, just as much as the property we’re living in… and the people who know what’s best for a street, community or public space are the people who live in it every […]

The rules around renting out a spare room

If you’ve got a spare room, you may be affected by ‘Bedroom Tax’ and looking for an option that allows you to stay in your home. Getting a lodger in could be a great way of solving this – and you’ll […]

The story of social housing in the UK

Social housing is an important part of our society, with over 4 million social housing homes across the UK. The boom of social housing came from some of the greatest times of social unity in our country, when we had come […]

Best Time of the Year to do Home Improvements

It’s always a good idea to spruce up your home every so often, whether it’s for yourself or for potential viewings. Little changes can make a big difference and they don’t all have to be DIY projects; some of them can […]

Meet the Team: Tammy

In the next article of our series introducing you to the Help Desk, we speak with Help Desk Support member, Tammy. She filled us in on why she loves working with the Help Desk and what she finds most rewarding about […]

Credit Scores and Why They’re Important

If you are an adult it is likely that you have a credit score. Why is it important? What is it? And how can you look after yours?

Why it’s important

These days, many companies who lend money or offer […]

Are you a serious swapper?

We love hearing about your experiences on HomeSwapper – it’s always great to know when you’ve found your new home! When letting us know that you’ve swapped, many of you also share good tips for other swappers out there. Here, Angela* […]

Accessibility on HomeSwapper

Here at HomeSwapper we want to make sure that it’s as easy as possible to find the home you need. We know it can be frustrating when a property seems perfect, so you’ve started chatting to the other user, but then […]

My MultiSwap Story

We love hearing stories from HomeSwapper users about their home swaps, so we were really excited to talk to Melanie* from London (*not her real name) about her experience a few years ago. Mel used a MultiSwap to find her new […]

Great advert examples on HomeSwapper

Writing a great advert could be the difference between a quick and easy swap and months spent looking for one. To get other people interested in your property, you’ll need to tell them all the reasons you love being there. There […]

Top 6 things people forget when moving home

Once you’ve found your swap and made it through the swapping process, you can get moving! When it comes to moving house though, it’s not just about the big things… there can be so many small details to remember. It’s no […]

Moving house with pets

We can’t deny it – moving house is a stressful experience and when you add pets into the equation, it can take it to another level. Cats and dogs in particular become very attached to their own territory and a house […]

Meet the Team: Nirvana

This week we’re chatting with our Team Leader, Nirvana! She’s just come back from maternity leave, so we’ll be talking about how she’s been getting back to grips with working life, what she loves about working on HomeSwapper and how her […]

Welcome to our Help Centre

We’ve been really busy the past couple of months creating a new Help Centre website for all tenants who are either using, or thinking about using HomeSwapper. And we’re now very pleased to say that it’s launched!

The new Help […]

Getting ready for viewings on a budget

You’ve been chatting to another swapper for a while, you both like the sound of each other’s homes on paper and the pictures look good… time for that all-important viewing! But how to prepare?

We’ve heard so many times of swappers […]

Meet the HelpDesk: Dot

This week we’re bringing you the third in our Meet the Help Desk series with HelpDesk Support member, Dot. We asked her about what working for HomeSwapper tenants mean to her.

First of all, tell us about your role

I […]

Working to improve HomeSwapper

As all active swappers will know, back in September 2018 we started to make updates to the HomeSwapper site in order to persuade some swappers to use the site better. Here we look back at how these changes have made a […]