What is Mutual Exchange?

A mutual exchange is a home swap between two social housing tenants. It can happen for many reasons, such as needing more (or less) space, moving for work or to be closer to family. It’s a great option for social housing tenants who can’t access or don’t want to wait for the normal allocation process. It gives you more control and means you’re able to choose a home that suits your needs better in a place you want to live.

Can I swap my home?

You will need to be a social housing tenant with a secure or assured tenancy to have the right to a mutual exchange.  If you have a starter tenancy or a demotion order you probably won’t be allowed to swap. If you’re not sure, it’s always a good idea to get in touch with your landlord to find out what type of tenancy you have and if you’re allowed to swap, before you start looking. It’s important to remember that you won’t be able to swap with a private housing tenant – both homes need to be social housing properties.

Do I have to swap in my local area?

You can swap homes with ANY other council or housing association tenant that lives ANYWHERE in the UK, so your swap doesn’t have to be in the area managed by the landlord you have now. ALL social housing landlords must allow mutual exchanges.

Do I have to swap in my local area?

You can swap homes with ANY other council or housing association tenant that lives ANYWHERE in the UK, so your swap doesn’t have to be in the area managed by the landlord you have now. ALL social housing landlords must allow mutual exchanges.

How can HomeSwapper help?

HomeSwapper is the UK’s BIGGEST and BEST mutual exchange service for social housing tenants. We help you search for possible swaps, get in touch with other tenants and arrange viewings until you find the perfect new home.

HomeSwapper has over 200,000 homes listed with 1000’s more added each week. It’s an easy-to-use service, with a free app to download and lots of help and support.

Do I have to pay for HomeSwapper?

It’s free if your landlord provides HomeSwapper and approves your account.

There are over 440 landlords signed up with us and you should be able to find out if your landlord is one of them by typing in their name in the search bar below.

If you don’t think they’re on HomeSwapper we always suggest you check directly with your landlord.

If they aren’t on HomeSwapper you can join by paying a small charge:

£FREE
  • If your landlord
  • provides HomeSwapper

£12
  • 3 months
  • 13p a day

£16
  • 6 months
  • 9p a day

£24
  • 1 year
  • 7p a day

What real swappers say about HomeSwapper

“Homeswapper is a good and useful tool to help with finding the perfect home in the perfect place for your family. It’s easy to use and connect with potential swappers. Our MultiSwap was found through this site – highly recommended!”

Sadie

“HomeSwapper made my swap easy – my swap wouldn’t be possible without HomeSwapper. I have swapped two houses and recommended to many friends. Anyone serious about swapping should definitely use this service.”

Alex

“We found the site easy to use and very helpful. We needed a bigger house and we found it on here and when it was time to downsize, we also found it on here. We’ve recommended HomeSwapper to our friends and they have had successful moves too… I know if I ever need to move again we will definitely use this site. Many thanks”

Katrina

“I’ve done a few mutual exchanges through HomeSwapper, but feel like I have found my forever home now at last. My home is everything I wanted – I couldn’t have done it without the help of HomeSwapper.”

Paul

Need help?

If you need help or to contact us, our Help Centre has all the information you need.
You can also chat to us or to other swappers on our Facebook page.
If you’re looking for advice on how to swap, our blog is packed full of useful articles that cover everything you need to know about HomeSwapper and mutual exchange.
If you need help or to contact us, our Help Centre has all the information you need.
You can also chat to us or to other swappers on our Facebook page.
If you’re looking for advice on how to swap, our blog is packed full of useful articles that cover everything you need to know about HomeSwapper and mutual exchange.

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