Mutual Exchanges

Mutual Exchanges

This page will provide information if you are looking to swap your home with other tenants.

What is a mutual exchange?

A mutual exchange allows tenants to swap their homes with other tenants.

Properties are exchanges as they are seen, certain fixtures and fittings that are in the properties at the time of exchange will be your responsibility.  You will be asked to sign a disclaimer as part of the exchange and will therefore be made aware of what is your responsibility and what is the Council's responsibility.

Who is eligible for a mutual exchange?

If you live in a Broxtowe Borough Council property, you have to hold a secure tenancy to be eligible for a mutual exchange.

How can I find someone to swap with?

You will need to someone to swap with.  The Council is signed up to Homeswapper (Opens in a New Window), which is free to use and helps tenants to find a swap. 

Can I exchange out of the Broxtowe area?

Yes, you can move to other social housing providers, such as housing associations.

Are there any restrictions?

Yes, property size, type and certain personal circumstances can lead to the refusal of a mutual exchange.  Further information is available on the application form and by talking to your Housing Officer.

How long will it take?

The Council has 42 days to make a decision on your application.

tel: 0115 917 7777