As the number of properties the Council owns continues to reduce (mainly due to the Right to Buy) the ability of the Council to arrange transfers for existing tenants, especially to houses, becomes harder.
Tenants are finding that a Mutual Exchange can provide them with the opportunity to get the property and area that meets their needs. This process involves two or more tenants swapping their homes.
It is possible for a Council tenant to swap their home with another Council or Housing Association tenant both within the Council's area and in other parts of the country, should you need to move there for work or personal reasons.
How Do I Find Someone To Exchange With?
At present the Council does not have an 'Exchange List' but this is something we want to try to provide in the future as we recognise it's importance to tenants as transfer opportunities become more limited.
Many successful applicants find their exchange partner by advertising, either with postcard adverts in local shops or through specialised sections in newspapers i.e. Nottingham Evening Post; Admag; etc.
The Council has an information leaflet/application form on Mutual Exchanges.
We can also send you one; just telephone the Tenancy Services section using the details on the right hand side. Forms are also available from the Council Offices, Beeston and the Sub-Offices at Carnegie Centre, Stapleford and Hilltop House, Eastwood
Page Last Updated: 22/10/2012