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Covid-19 And Mutual Exchanges

Covid-19 - Mutual Exchanges Have Restarted

We're pleased to say that you can apply for a mutual exchange with us once again. Those who had applied before lockdown will be contacted to discuss if they still wish to proceed

Mutual Exchange

What Is A Mutual Exchange?

A Mutual Exchange is where you swap homes with somebody. If you are looking to move and think that this could be for you, you can contact your Landlord and Local Authority to see if they hold a register of tenants looking to exchange. Sometimes residents 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.  Please note that these will open into a new window.

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 form.pdf [pdf] 163KB.

For further help and advice, please call us on 0300 304 5000. You may also wish to read our  Mutual_Exchange_Policy.pdf [pdf] 699KB

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.

HomeSwapper - Guidance On Swapping Your Home

HomeSwapper - Guidance On Swapping Your Home

If you are considering swapping your home, then you could have a lot of questions about how to do this. HomeSwapper have made some very helpful information for you about how to do this using their website. We have included these documents below.

Download Welcome To HomeSwapper (PDF 6MB)Welcome To HomeSwapper (PDF 6MB)

Information on how to use the HomeSwapper website to advertise your property for Mutual Exchange.




Download Adding Photos (PDF 1.6 MB)Adding Photos To HomeSwapper [PDF 1.6 MB)

How to add photos to your HomeSwapper advert and why you should do so.