The 'Homes for Bolton' Mutual Exchange Register has now been replaced by the UK's leading mutual exchange service - HomeSwapper. A mutual exchange or swap not only offers you a better choice for finding a new home it is a quicker option than waiting for a move on our transfer list. HomeSwapper is easy to use and automatically matches you with other social housing tenants who are interested in your home and have a home that you may be interested in.
What do I need to do?
All you need to do is register at www.homeswapper.co.uk then, once your registration has been approved by your landlord, you will be able to access information about tenants who may wish to exchange properties with you. HomeSwapper will also email you at regular intervals with details of suitable exchange partners. If you do not have access to the internet, HomeSwapper will send you match alerts via your mobile phone every two weeks.
If you do not have a computer at home there are other ways for you to register and access the HomeSwapper website;
• Family or friends
• Local libraries have internet access available to the public, as well as internet cafes
• Internet access to the site is also available in any UCAN centres or local housing office
If you have any queries with this scheme please feel free to contact the Moving Options Officer on 01204 338477.
For more details on the Mutual Exchange Scheme please contact your own housing office.When you have found someone to swap with, you must inform your housing officer who will carry out checks on the property condition and details of the rent account.
This is a national scheme for social housing tenants who want a house swap. This is also called a mutual exchange. If you live in social rented accommodation you can swap. It can be a quick way of moving to the home you want, where you want.