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

How to: Close your account

So, you’ve found your swap, you’ve gone through the landlord approval process and you’ve finally moved house. There’s just one last step – closing your HomeSwapper account. This is important, so that other swappers still out there looking for their new home don’t consider your old advert as a possible swap.

  • 15 Oct 2018

I’ve found a swap – what next?

You’ve found the swap you wanted – congratulations! So, what happens next?

  • 15 Oct 2018

Writing a great advert description for your home

Your advert is the first impression a potential swapper will have of your home, so it’s important that you make it great! The property description in the ‘additional information from tenant’ section on your advert is where you’ll have the chance to explain why somebody would want to swap tenancies with you.

  • 1 Oct 2018

The HomeSwapper vocabulary guide

Here at HomeSwapper, we understand how the idea of mutual exchange can seem daunting to some swappers… finding that swap, going through the legal processes and finally, moving house. On top of this, there are many new technical terms to understand when it comes to mutual exchange. We recently heard from one swapper, who told us how much more difficult this makes the process. We want to help our swappers as much as possible, so we have created a simple guide to the new vocabulary you can expect to see.

  • 28 Sep 2018

Tackling timewasters

At HomeSwapper we had become aware of an issue that swappers were having with ‘timewasters’; other users who weren’t responding to messages or were not active users of the swapping service

  • 17 Sep 2018

What is mutual exchange?

HomeSwapper is the UK home of mutual exchange and we’re constantly impressed by the knowledge of our tenants on the subject. For those new to swapping though, there can be a lot to learn, so we wanted to write this article as a helpful guide to what mutual exchange really means…

  • 12 Sep 2018

How to use the HomeSwapper messaging function

Many swappers use the HomeSwapper messaging function every day to interact with other swappers. For those that aren’t as familiar with messaging through HomeSwapper, we’ll be taking you through how to use the messaging function in a simple step-by-step guide.

  • 31 Aug 2018

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