A mutual exchange is a property swap between two or more secure tenants.
You can usually be allowed to swap your home with a tenant who lives in Sandwell, a tenant from another council or a housing association tenant.
Housing Association tenants will have a different type of tenancy known as an Assured Tenancy with different rights to a secure or introductory council tenancy, However, when exchanging as a secure tenant of Sandwell MBC the RSL would grant an Assured Tenancy.
Sandwell MBC have partnered with HomeSwapper, who are the UK's leading mutual exchange service. In order to search for a possible exchange please visit their website at www.homeswapper.co.uk.
You cannot swap without permission of the landlord. We will let you know within six weeks if the exchange has been agreed. If it is refused we will tell you the reason why.