Mutual Exchange Scheme

What is it?

This scheme is for people who are already housing association or Council tenants and want to swap their property with another tenant. This could be because they want a larger or smaller property or wish to move to another area.

Who is eligible?

Most people with a social tenancy in their name who do not have any rent arrears or a history of antisocial behaviour. If you are unsure whether you are eligible, check with your landlord.

How it works

There are independent nationwide exchange schemes called Homeswapper and Exchange Locata. Most landlords have signed up to one or both of these schemes so it should be free for you to register; otherwise there is a monthly fee. 

To register go to HomeSwapper or Exchange Locata websites.

Information you should read before registering


How to find out more

In person:

Customer Service Centre
The Town Hall
Hornton Street
London W8 7NX
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

By phone:

Housing Opportunities Team 020 7361 3272

By email: