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Mutual exchange (housing swap)

If you are a housing association tenant wanting to move home, you may be able to exchange your home with another council or housing association tenant - this is called mutual exchange.

The process involves two or more tenants exchanging their homes.

For tenants of housing associations swapping your tenancy with another tenant is often the only way of moving around an area.

Exchange schemes

There are web exchange sites and most are free or charge a minimal fee. They also offer a database and forum facilities. You may have to pay for further services if you need them but all provide home exchange services.

You may also be able to find an exchange partner by advertising, either via postcard adverts in local shops or through specialised sections in newspapers.

Contact us

Registration and Nomination Team
3rd Floor
Civic Centre
Morden
SM4 5DX

Telephone: 020 8545 3305
Email: registration@merton.gov.uk