Most council tenants have the right to exchange with tenants of other councils and housing associations. This is known as a Mutual Exchange. If you want to move to another property or area it can often be quicker to arrange an exchange than wait for a transfer. You can find out more in our Mutual Exchanges information booklet.
Once you have found someone to exchange properties with, you will need to apply in writing to your landlord for permission by completing a Mutual Exchange application form. You must not exchange properties with anyone without getting written permission from both landlords.
HomeSwapper is a service to help you swap your home and we have partnered with HomeSwapper to provide the service free to our tenants.
To join the scheme, register at www.HomeSwapper.co.uk (This link will open in a new window) stating your landlord is Tandridge District Council. Once your application has been approved by us, you can use HomeSwapper for free.
HomeSwapper will automatically search for potential new swaps that meet your requirements and these can be viewed in your private area of the website. HomeSwapper will also send alerts of potential new swaps by e-mail weekly or text message fortnightly.
HomeSwapper is the largest mutual exchange service in the UK and over 70% of new members are matched automatically to one or more potential swaps within 24 hours.
Other online exchange sites
There are also online communities for tenants looking to exchange homes. These are websites where people can post property details and others can reply with offers of exchange. Some of these sites are free, but you must register before being allowed access to messages. Others charge a small admin fee or offer premium membership services in addition to their free service.
For further information please contact Housing Needs on 01883 732825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at:
Tandridge District Council
8 Station Road East
Oxted RH8 0BT
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