A mutual exchange is where one tenant swaps homes with another tenant, with consent from their landlord(s).
If you are a secure council tenant then you do have the right to mutual exchange with another tenant. This can be a a housing association or another local authority tenant. You need to complete a homesearch application form, which can take up to four weeks to register on to the computer system.
To apply for a mutual exchange you need to register with House Exchange. This is a national website which allows you to search for people who would also like to exchange their home. You can also advertise yourself to find a swap, this could be done by advertising in your local shops.
Once you have found a person who you would like to swap with, you need to complete and return an application form which can be found in any of your local Customer Service Centre or Information Points. Once the application is received you will be contacted by your local housing officer who discusses the process with you.