A mutual exchange is when two housing association tenants decide to swap homes. It is important that before any mutual exchanges have happened, both parties involved have requested permission from their landlord first.
With prior written permission from your landlord a mutual exchange enables you to swap your home with another customer. When you exchange, you take on the tenancy of the other person and they take on your tenancy.
An exchange can help you get a new property quicker and does not involve going on the housing transfer register.
Who Can I Exchange With?
You can exchange with any other Halton Housing customer, or any customer of a social landlord within the United Kingdom. This includes other housing associations, housing trusts and local authorities.
Home Swapper is the quick and easy way to match your needs with other people who wish to swap their house or flat across the UK. If you would like a mutual exchange, visit the Home Swapper website for more information: www.homeswapper.co.uk
You can also advertise you wish to exchange your home on the Halton Housing Mutual Exchange Facebook page. To join the group, simply visit the Facebook page and request to join.
To find more advice on managing your home, visit the Your Home page on our website