Report an Illegal Mutual Exchange/Subletting
Illegal mutual exchange
Council tenants and tenants of Registered Social Landlords must get written permission before they carry out a mutual exchange. If you exchange your council home with someone else without getting written permission then you could lose your home.
If you know of, or if you suspect that a council tenant has illegally exchanged their property, please choose Report an illegal mutual exchange or illegal subletting above and complete the form. Your information will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Illegal subletting is where a tenant rents out part of their property without the written permission of their landlord. Secure tenants of Birmingham City Council can sublet a part of their property, or take in a lodger, if they have written permission. If you sublet part of your council home without getting written permission then you could lose your home.
Under no circumstances are tenants of Birmingham City Council allowed to move out and rent their home to someone else.