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The Homeswapper scheme

'Homeswapper' is an online Mutual Exchange service available to all tenants in secure or assured tenancies. The scheme covers the whole of the UK, and is open to all tenants, including those already registered under the Transfer Rehousing Scheme.

The HomeSwapper service includes:

  • An online registration process
  • Online property searches
  • Automatic property matching and notification of new matches by e-mail and text messaging to members
  • Save a property as a favourite
  • Google maps of property locations
  • Key features of properties are available in several languages

Tenants who wish to register with the service can add information about their home including pictures (up to 3) and their requirements such as type of property and preferred locations. Once registration is complete Homeswapper will search for matches and notify members if a match has been found.

Applicants can register by going to www.homeswapper.co.uk. Once registration is complete members are given a username and password, which will be needed for full access to some parts of the website. Property searches can be carried out without full membership but the information displayed is limited.

Important Information for tenants:

All parties must seek permission from their landlord if they wish to carry out a Mutual Exchange. Please refer to your Tenants Handbook - Chapter 1, Your Tenancy, (Your right to exchange), for more information.

You will still need to complete a form to apply for a Mutual Exchange. Contact the Customer Service Centre on 0800 085 65 75 or visit your local area Housing Office to request a form.

If you were previously registered with Homeswap ( MoveUK ), you will need to re- register, as the MoveUK scheme has now ceased.

Homeswapper is administered by an independent company and a joining fee is payable when you register. Full details of membership costs can be found on the Homeswapper web site.