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Swapping your home

Need more space? Moving to a different town? Looking to downsize?  You could consider swapping your home through mutual exchange.

You don’t have to exchange with another Sanctuary Housing resident. Exchanges can be made with residents of local authorities or other housing associations across the country.

To find someone to exchange your home with, register for free on www.homeswapper.co.uk (this link will open in a new window).  You will need to create an online account with the details of your current property and what type of home you are looking for. Homeswapper will then search for suitable matches.

Can I exchange my property?

To be eligible you must:

  • have no rent arrears
  • move to a property of the correct size for your current needs
  • not move into a property with aids and adaptations, for example wet rooms, without being assessed and given a medical recommendation
  • not be subject to a Possession Order, have an Antisocial Behaviour Order or have any other serious tenancy issues.

What do I do when I’ve found an exchange?

Once you’ve found someone to exchange with, you must each complete and return a mutual exchange application form.  You can request the paperwork via our online form.

The proposed exchange must then be approved in writing by us and any other housing provider involved.

For more information, you can download our Mutual exchange leaflet (PDF 770KB) or call us on 0800 131 3348 or 0300 123 3511.