www.homeswapper.co.uk is a free exchange website where you can advertise your home, search for a swap by postcode and apply online when you’ve found a swap.

Make sure you upload lots of nice photos to show off your home to possible swappers.

Also check out the Homeswapper app and check your possible exchanges on the go.

Other places to advertise

Facebook – have groups and pages where you can advertise your home.  Remember this can be a great way to swap but be careful who you give your address and contact details to.

What happens when I have found a swap?

When you have found someone to exchange with contact the Dovecotes TMO

 Who will provide you with a form to complete and guide you through the process.  We will send you an acknowledgement within 5 working days and carry out some checks before you can move.  It can take up to 42 days to complete these checks.

When everything has been agreed we will ask you to come into the office to sign the paperwork and we will give you a date when you will be able to move.     

What is an exchange?
An exchange or home swap is where two social housing tenants, with permission of their landlords, exchange their tenancies. It is a local and national database.
What size property can I have?
This will depend on the policy of the landlord who owns the property you hope to swap into. You will need to check with them to make sure that you are eligible to move into the property.
I’m a new tenant, how soon can I mutual Exchange?
You need to be a secure tenant to exchange, so you need to have held a tenancy for 12 months and not be an introductory tenant.
Will I have the same rights under my tenancy if I swap?
The terms of your tenancy may change when you swap homes. You may get different rights’ so you should check this with your new landlord before you go ahead with a swap.