A new service from Abritas to help tenants to swap their homes went live in October. Tenants can now register on www.swapandmove.co.uk to advertise their home for swapping with another tenant. They can then search for suitable swaps and contact other tenants to arrange a mutual exchange.
Swapandmove helps tenants to exchange their homes both locally and nationally. Rather than waiting on a transfer list, tenants can now search for the right home for them. Mutual exchange can be a much quicker way of finding a new home, and is becoming increasingly popular for both tenants and housing providers. It enables housing providers to increase their range of housing options, while giving tenants access to a wider selection of properties.
This system interfaces with the government’s Home Swap Direct scheme, further enhancing tenants’ chances of finding a suitable swap. Housing providers can subscribe to the service and then provide access for all of their tenants at no further cost.