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House Exchange

Helping people move

House Exchange is a national mutual exchange platform that supports both social housing residents and landlords.

Every year thousands of social housing residents move by swapping their homes on House Exchange. It is a quick and easy way for residents to be able to swap homes.

There are various reasons why people may need to move, such as:

  • Looking to downsize if children have grown up and moved out.
  • Growing families needing a bigger home.
  • Needing to relocate to a different area for work reasons.
  • Needing to move to be closer to friends and family.

As residents’ circumstances change, enabling them to move to another property helps them to find a more suitable home for their needs. It also means that we can make full use of our properties.  

Landlords who partner with House Exchange are able to promote home swaps and advertise available homes. This helps ensure their properties are not under-occupied or overcrowded.

"The House Exchange website has played an important role over many years in giving our residents the opportunity to identify a home they would like to move to"

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Moving home

Watch this short animation to see how residents can move home through House Exchange.

National network of homes

House Exchange has tens of thousands of homes - from studio apartments to six bedroom detached family houses. 

Established in 2004, House Exchange has been developed with the help of local authorities and social landlords across the UK. It is a founding partner of the Government’s HomeSwap Direct scheme. 

We help residents’ find homes when their circumstances change.

Representing almost two million residents 

Hundreds of landlords and councils, representing almost two million residents, use House Exchange. Our national network ranges from Aberdeenshire City Council to Mid-Devon District Council. House Exchange is also used by regional housing associations.

Any surplus it makes goes towards Clarion Housing Group's mission of providing homes for those who need them most.

Join the network

If you’re a landlord or local authority, House Exchange could help save you time and money. That’s because it makes it easier for your residents to swap homes without going through a third party. 

Landlords or local authorities

Landlords or local authorities interested in joining our House Exchange network should get in touch with us to find out details.

Contact us


Residents wanting to register for our House Exchange service should go to this link at the House Exchange website.