What is Swapper Central?

SwapperCentral is written by and for tenants in social housing who are looking to swap homes.
It's designed and maintained by Housing Partners, who run the HomeSwapper website.

Featured Blogs

Advice from experienced swappers to new users

We find that the best advice on how to make the most of HomeSwapper comes from those with experience, so we asked successful swappers what their advice would be for users new to the HomeSwapper site. Here’s what they had to say…

  • 15 Aug 2018

How to use the HomeSwapper match filters

This week’s article on how to use the HomeSwapper site takes a look at setting up the match filters for the home you’d like. We’ve put together another step-by-step guide to make sure you’re getting the most out of our matching system.

  • 8 Aug 2018

How to use the HomeSwapper MultiSwap tool

The second in our series on how to use our HomeSwapper website, looks at how to create a MultiSwap. We have put together a step-by-step guide to help you form a chain of swappers.

  • 31 Jul 2018

How to register as a HomeSwapper user

Over the next few weeks we will be writing a series to guide all swappers on how to use our HomeSwapper website. Step number one is registering for HomeSwapper. While this may seem like a simple step there are some common mistakes that we can help you avoid. Read on for our step-by-step guide:

  • 23 Jul 2018

Why downsizing might work for you

Every day on HomeSwapper we see users looking to swap for a property with a little more space, usually to accommodate a growing family. This means that there are always plenty of smaller properties available for swapping into. If downsizing isn’t something you’ve considered before, now might be the time to have a think about just how much space you really need - it could be just the thing to help you find that all-important swap. Below we have listed just some of the reasons to downsize your property…

  • 13 Jul 2018

Advice from our Help Desk

Our Help Desk hears from many of you each day and is always happy to answer your questions. We asked them about the most common questions they get from tenants and this is what they had to say – it might just help you with an answer you’ve been searching for!

  • 28 Jun 2018

Tips for a smooth move

So, you’ve found your swap and you’re moving house – congratulations! Once the checks have been made and the paperwork is signed you can begin your moving preparations. But where to start?? We understand that there isn’t usually a lot of time between finalising the paperwork and the moving date, so we’ve put together our top tips for an easy move.

  • 19 Jun 2018

What to look for when viewing a potential home

We know that many of you are searching for your perfect home and after our series on ‘How to be a successful swapper’ you’ll be all set on what you need to do to make your home and advert look the best they can. But how do you know what to look for when viewing other people’s homes? What are the most important factors and what do you really have to think about? Here we’ll be taking a look at the key things to check and look out for.

  • 12 Jun 2018