If you want to move you could think about moving by mutual exchange.

This means you will need to find another local authority or housing association tenant to swap properties with.

You can register for free on the Homeswapper website to find tenants who live locally and nationally, who are also looking for a new property.

You will not be able to move if you have any rent arrears or if your home is in a poor condition. If you are considering applying for an exchange please make sure you clear any arrears first and that your home is in good condition.

If you exchange your home with someone else please be aware that in exchanging you are agreeing to accept the property in its current condition, including all of the fixtures and fittings.

You will become responsible for any alterations or work carried out by the tenant you have exchanged with.

Once you have found someone who would like to swap properties with you, you need to complete the below downloadable application and hand this into your housing office who will assess whether or not your application can be approved.

You cannot swap homes without getting our agreement.

Apply for mutual exchange