Finding a home to swap or transfer
You have the right to change tenancies subject to a few simple rules.
Swaps and transfers
If you would like to move to another house or flat, or even to a different area, you may be able to swap your home with another tenant.
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
1. Register online at HomeSwapper
2. HomeSwapper automatically match you to any potential swaps.
3. HomeSwapper then email or SMS text you with details of those matches.
4. 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