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We understand that your circumstances may change and you may therefore need to move to more suitable housing for your needs. If you need to move we’ll try to help you as much as we can. If you are currently renting a home from Clarion Housing and would like to apply to move to a different home, you are able to swap your home through mutual exchange.
Mutual exchange is an effective way to swap your home with other would-be-swappers. There are a number of websites that can help you move home.
You can find more information below:
Where affordable rents are being charged with a fixed term tenancy the localism act protection does not apply. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.
Read our mutual exchange policy [PDF] to learn about Clarion Housing's position when tenants want to exchange homes.
House Exchange is a national website with thousands of opportunities for you to find your ideal mutual exchange. There are tens of thousands of people actively looking to swap their homes at any one time and registration is free for Clarion Housing residents.
You can register free of charge at www.houseexchange.org.uk to begin your search for a mutual exchange. There’s also a free downloadable app for your smart phone, so now you can search on the move as well.
HomeSwapper also offers you the opportunity to find your mutual exchange. If you are already registered with HomeSwapper you can continue to use your account and any other existing exchange websites you’re registered with.There are a number of other things you can do to find an exchange. Advertising on social media, notice boards in the area of your choice, browsing the web or by ‘word of mouth’.
In some cases local council’s may also hold a mutual exchange register as part of their housing waiting list website. Check your local council’s website for details.
Housing Moves is the Mayor of London's scheme that helps social tenants in London relocate to other parts of the capital. All council tenants and housing association tenants can apply, as long as they have a secure or assured tenancy. Priority is given to the following groups:
To find out more about the scheme and how to apply please visit the housingmoves website.
If you have any questions please contact us.
Please note that exchanges cannot go ahead without the prior agreement of both or all landlords involved. If you move before agreement is given your application may be refused and you could risk losing your home. The Association aims to process all applications to a point of decision within 42 days of receipt of application forms from all parties / applicants.