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Mutual Exchange

Need to downsize or upsize to meet your family need? Want to be nearer friends, family or to move for work? A mutual exchange could be a fast and easy way to find a new home.

What is a Mutual Exchange?

A mutual exchange is when two or more council or housing association tenants decide to swap homes.

Finding your new home

House Exchange is an online tool that can help you find someone to swap home’s with by the process of mutual exchange.

Registration is quick, easy and free of charge for our residents.

The House Exchange website matches people up with other households looking to move to home too. You will be able to search for homes locally or further afield, right across the UK.

So whatever your reason is for moving, begin your search today by registering at: www.houseexchange.org.uk

House Exchange also uses social media to help further people’s chances of finding a home swap. Following registration why not try sharing your property advert on their Facebook and Twitter pages which can be found here:
www.facebook.com/HouseExchange
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Once you have found your exchange partner(s) and have agreed a mutual exchange in principle, all parties must gain approval from their own landlords. At this point you will need to request a mutual exchange application form from us; this will begin the formal process and you will be one step closer to moving into your new home.

When you’ve found a swap

Once you have found someone to swap homes with, you’ll need to check each other’s homes before agreeing to move. You need to contact your landlord with the details and make sure they agree in writing to the swap. You also need to fill in a Leeds Homes membership form before the swap takes place if you haven’t already. Your landlord must let you know their decision within 42 days.

If you are a tenant of Leeds City Council and have found another tenant to exchange with, you will need to print off and complete a Request Form here. Once completed you must send or take it to your local housing office or One Stop Centre for consideration.

Before you move your landlord will need to check your home. Your move may be delayed if your home or garden are not in good condition, you have rent arrears, or you have broken your tenancy agreement in any way. You’ll need to check how much rent you’ll have to pay in your new home. You will be responsible for maintaining any improvements or alterations that have been made by the current tenant.

After your landlord has agreed to the swap

When your landlord has written to say you can swap homes, you’ll be asked to sign a Deed of Assignment to transfer your tenancy to the new address. Once you have signed the Deed you’ll be the legal tenant of your new home and will lose the right to stay in your old home. You’ll need to agree a date for moving on or soon after the signing and you must inform the gas, electricity, telephone and water suppliers.

Could my swap be refused?

Your landlord, or the landlord of the person you want to swap with, may decide not to agree to the exchange if:

  • There is a court order requiring you to give up possession of your home for rent arrears or anti-social behaviour.
  • A Notice Seeking Possession of your home has been served due to your tenancy conditions being broken, for example, for rent arrears, anti-social behaviour or any other breach of your tenancy conditions.
  • The home you want to move to is too large or small for your family’s needs.
  • Your landlord re-housed you in your present home because you have special housing needs, such as adaptations, which you still need but are not included in your new home.

Moving to a home owned by another landlord

Your housing office will pass on details about your current home to your new landlord. This will include information about your rent payments and how you have managed your tenancy.

Different landlords offer different tenancy conditions, for example, the rent you pay may be different from the person you are swapping with.

Some homes cannot be bought under the Right to Buy scheme. You should check this before you agree to move. You should check with your landlord whether any of your rights are affected before you agree to the exchange.

To register and find people wanting to swap homes locally, regionally and nationally go to:
www.houseexchange.org.uk. If you do not have access to the internet you can get a friend or member of your family to register you. Alternatively, you can use a public access computer such as in your local library or One Stop Centre. For information about the scheme call 0113 2224413.

£500 Mutual Exchange Incentive Scheme for Leeds City Council Tenants

  • Are you under occupying your current home?
  • Are you overcrowded in your current home?
  • Do you have either priority band A or B on your housing application?

If you answered yes to any of the above and are a Leeds City Council tenant, you could potentially receive £500 if you carry out a mutual exchange.For further details of the incentive scheme please click here.