What is a Mutual Exchange?

Most Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and Local Authorities have policies that accommodate tenants who wish to pursue re-housing options either within their stock or with other landlords without having to resort to the use of extensive waiting lists.

The most common method of achieving this is by a mutual exchange between tenants. This is where tenants agree to swap homes. This can be done as long as certain criteria have been met.

Tenants may find that the solution to improve their un-met housing needs is to arrange a swap, or an exchange, with another household which has similar requirements for a suitable exchange. This arrangement is known as a Mutual Exchange. Tenants can arrange this themselves with other Bellsmyre tenants or other Registered Social Landlord tenants on the approval of each landlord and under strict conditions described in our Mutual Exchange Policy. (Available on request and from our website by clicking here.

Tenants throughout the UK can register their interests independently on the UK Home Swapper house exchange scheme – www.homeswapper.co.uk.  Home Swapper is for social tenants in the UK (in rented property) who want a house swap (or flat swap). There will be a small charge for you to use this service when you register your details. If you want further advice please contact our housing team.