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Overview

A “mutual exchange” is when you swap houses with another council or housing association tenant. Usually two tenants swap their homes, but it is possible to have several tenants involved in a “chain” of swaps.

A mutual exchange can be a faster way of finding a new home than applying for a transfer, especially if your transfer application is assessed as a low priority.

You must get your landlord’s permission before you exchange homes.