Finding a home to swap or transfer
You have the right to change tenancies subject to a few simple rules.
Swaps and transfers
What do I need to do?
If you live in one of our properties, you can swap your home with another tenant from a housing association or local authority. HomeSwapper match tenants who want each other's homes.
HomeSwapper is easy
- Register online at HomeSwapper
- HomeSwapper automatically match you to any potential swaps.
- HomeSwapper then email or SMS text you with details of those matches.
- You use that information and find your home. Once you have found a home you like, there are a few steps to follow before the exchange can happen:
- make sure you are up to date on your rent. You can check your rent account online.
- arrange to view the other property, and for the other tenant to view yours
- arrange for us to inspect your property
- apply to us for permission to exchange by completing our application form
If agreed, each tenant takes over the existing tenancy - this means you take on responsibility for any defects, repairs or renovations in your new home.
Reasons a mutual exchange will not be allowed
We will refuse permission if:
- you have rent arrears
- the exchange could lead to overcrowding or under-occupation
- the property is designed for people with specific needs
- the other landlord has not given consent
- one of the applicants has a court order against them for breach of tenancy conditions
- if you do not have a local connection to the village/parish
Transferring to another home
An application can be rejected and some reasons for this may be:
- Your rent account is in arrears
- Your home is in poor condition - including decoration and garden
- You have breached your tenancy agreement, including anti social behaviour