To qualify to transfer you will need to be a secure tenant. We will not normally make offers of accommodation to transfer applicants in rent arrears or in breach of any other aspect of their tenancy. It is also subject to a satisfactory inspection of your home, this is to ensure you have maintained it and no unauthorised alterations have taken place. If your application is refused, you will be advised in writing within 15 working days explaining why.
To apply you must have a secure tenancy. You should check what your tenancy rights will be in a new home before you agree to a tenancy exchange as you may get different or fewer rights with your new tenancy.
Finding a new home
We use Homeswapper to provide a mutual exchange facility. It lists other tenants wanting to move. You may also wish to advertise in local shops or magazines in the area you want to move to.
Once agreed, both parties are required to complete an application form. If the person you swap with has a different landlord you should ask them to supply their landlord consent form. We will need to check that your home has no unauthorised alterations and if repairs are needed. We may refuse the mutual exchange if the property is in a poor condition.