Last updated: 02/08/2013
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Please note that you cannot exchange if this creates under
occupancy according to the new bedroom eligibility criteria under
Cornwall Council’s Allocation Policy 2013. Please speak to your
Housing Management Officer if you require further advice.
If you are looking to move to a different size of property or
another area you may be interested in a mutual exchange. We
have a mutual exchange scheme called Homeswapper.
This internet based service holds the details of people requesting
mutual exchanges within Cornwall as well as those wishing to move
into or out of the county and elsewhere in the UK.
What is a mutual exchange?
This is a scheme that enables council house tenants to exchange
their home with a tenant from another council or registered social
Am I eligible?
Mutual exchanges are open to secure tenants of a council or an
assured tenant of a RSL. Both parties in the exchange must obtain
written permission from their landlord (council or RSL) before it
can go ahead. Tenants of Cornwall Housing must complete the
for mutual exchange of property' form.
Please note that you cannot exchange if this creates
under occupancy according to the new bedroom eligibility criteria
under Cornwall Council’s Allocation Policy 2013. Please speak to
your Housing Management Officer if you require further
Who can I exchange with?
You can exchange with Cornwall Council tenants or RSL tenants in
Cornwall or council and RSL tenants in other parts of the
How much does it cost?
Cornwall Housing have funded this service to enable our tenants
to register free of charge.
How do I register?
You can register online by following this link to the Homeswapper website.
How do I get updates on potential matches?
Once you have registered, providing you have a secure tenancy,
you will be able to go online and view matches. You will also be
advised of property matches via a weekly email or by fortnightly
Found a suitable exchange?
If you find a suitable exchange it is a good idea to meet with
the other tenant and to visit each other's house. If you are
thinking of visiting a potential exchange property please take a
look at our mutual exchange safety advice.
Once an exchange has been found we will inform you in writing if
the exchange has been approved, conditionally approved or refused
within 42 days of receiving the application.
Mutual exchanges can be refused for a number of reasons. Further
details on why an exchange may be refused can be found on our
mutual exchange refusals page.
If you would like to discuss a mutual exchange in more
detail please contact us using the details on the right.