Mutual Exchange, Assignations & Sub-Letting
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.
Mutual Exchange Register
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 Mutual Exchange Policy.
Transferring Your Tenancy – Assignations & Subletting
If you are giving up your tenancy and moving away, but you would like someone else in your household to stay on in the house then you can apply to assign your tenancy to them. You must always ask our permission to do this. The assigned person must be at least 16 years old and must have been living there with you for a minimum of 12 months. Other conditions must also be met. For more information about our policy in transferring tenancies contact your Housing Officer. We would also consider a request to sublet your home for a short period, if you had to move away for a while. Please contact your Housing Officer to find out more about this.