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Covid-19 And Mutual Exchanges

Covid-19 And Mutual Exchanges Restart 1st July

We're pleased to say we're able to recommence mutual exchanges from 1st July. Those who had applied before lockdown will be contacted to discuss if they still wish to proceed. New applicants for exchanges can apply from Wednesday 1st July.

Mutual Exchange

What Is A Mutual Exchange?

This is where you swap homes with somebody. If you are looking to move and think that this could be an option for you, you can contact your landlord and local authority to see if they hold a register of tenants looking to exchange. Some residents often advertise for exchanges in local shops and newspapers. You will need to look at the registers on a regular basis to see if there is something you like. In areas of high housing demand this is often the quickest way to move.

Estuary Housing Association residents can register for free with Homeswapper and House Exchange, which are nationwide mutual exchange services. These websites can help you find swaps within your local area or throughout the UK. For more information look at the websites:Homeswapper and House Exchange

For non-Estuary Housing Association residents you should speak to your landlord to ask if there are any free services you can subscribe to.

To apply to us for a mutual exchange, please complete and return the Initial request for Mutual Exchange.pdf [pdf] 163KB form.

For further help and advice, please call us on 0300 304 5000.

Please remember, you must get written approval from all landlords involved before swapping your home. If you do not do this, the exchange could be illegal and you may be evicted.