Mutual exchange

Mutual exchange - swapping your council home

A mutual exchange takes place when 2 or more tenants swap their council homes. Each tenant must move into their proposed exchange partner’s property, and must only do this after they have signed into their new property with the relevant landlord.

You cannot exchange into an empty property.

We provide tenants with a local and national exchange service called House Exchange (link opens in new window)

This is the UK’s largest database of people looking to swap homes.

For more information on the house exchange scheme (PDF 182.6KB) .