What is Home Swap or Mutual Exchange?
Mutual exchanges are a fast way of moving into a different council or housing association property. All council tenants (provided they are not introductory tenants) and most housing association tenants have a right to exchange properties, provided their landlords give permission. To start the process we recommend using the Home Swapper website.
From 1 November 2018, for the purpose of mutual exchanges only, we have varied the bed standard as set out in our housing allocations scheme and will allow you to exchange your home to one that is one bedsize larger than you are assessed as needing in the scheme. Contact the Accommodations Placement Team to find out more.
Considering moving outside of Camden?
Find contact details of other local authorities by visiting gov.uk Once you have picked your chosen local authority you can ask them for a housing application form. You may be able to apply directly to their housing waiting list.
Further advice can be found on the below sites:
- Home Swapper helps you to swap homes accross the UK with another tenant or housing association tenant. Housing Association tenants may face a small fee to register.
- Housing Moves is run by the Greater London Authority and allows social housing tenants living in London to move to different parts of the city.
- Homefinder UK enables moves accross the UK, please contact your landlord to see if they are a part of the scheme.
Seaside and Country Homes scheme is open to over 60 years old social housing tenants, who live in London and would like to consider moving to the coast or countryside.