Council or Housing Association tenants can swap their
homes with each other. This is called a Mutual Exchange.
Often tenants can secure a quicker transfer to more suitable accommodation rather than waiting a very long time for an offer through the housing register.
We are finding that more and more tenants are registering for an exchange as they are looking to downsize to a smaller home. There have been a number of successful exchanges in the last 6 months where tenants have been able to swap their homes for more suitable council or housing association accommodation. For example those who no longer need a three bedroom home are downsizing with tenants who have smaller properties. This is much quicker than waiting for an offer from the Council.
You can find out more about swapping your home here.