A Mutual Exchange takes place when two tenants agree to exchange properties with each other. Tenants do not need to have the same landlord but the exchange requires the approval of both landlords involved. Those wishing to exchange must be tenants of a Registered Social Housing Landlord i.e. a Local Authority, Housing Association, Housing co-operative, or Fully Mutual co-operatives.
Mutual Exchange Register
The Association maintains a register of tenants interested in a mutual exchange, which can be viewed by visiting our office at 1 Northinch Court, Whiteinch or through our website 'mutual exchange register' section. To add your mutual exchange request to our register, please complete our Mutual Exchange Registration Form and return it to our office. Alternatively you can ring our office on 0141 959 2552 and we can complete this over the telephone.
Applying for a Mutual Exchange
When you have found another tenant you wish to exchange with, both tenants should complete a Mutual Exchange Application Form and send both forms together to our office. The Association will then consider the mutual exchange and will provide written consent or refusal on the Mutual Exchange Application. Further information on Mutual Exchanges and reasons for refusals can be found in our Mobility and Mutual Exchange Policy.
The Association also subscribes to Home Swapper which is the largest national mutual exchange service for council and housing association tenants wishing to swap homes. The service operates throughout the UK. You may be overcrowded, need to be closer to family or be nearer to work; you may wish to move within your existing community, another community within Glasgow or indeed another part of the country.
The Home Swapper service can only be accessed online at www.homeswapper.co.uk If you wish you take advantage of this service registration is free to all WSHA tenants. For more information, contact our office or email admin at Whiteinch & Scotstoun Housing Association firstname.lastname@example.org.