HomeSwapper, the UK’s most popular mutual exchange service, has helped more than 260,000 families and individuals swap their homes over the last 10 years, saving their landlords £200 million on potential voids. But what does mutual exchange mean?
Badges are a great way for you to identify quickly what type of swapper another user is. The badges currently available to earn are...
90% of successful swaps in 2016 had at least one photo of
April 6th 2017 – Tax Credit and Universal Credit benefits restricted to just 2 children per family. This is expected to affect one million families in the UK.
April 3rd 2017 - changes to Universal Credit means parents go back to work when child is 3yrs, not 5yrs.
April 1st 2017 - ESA being chopped from £102 to £73 a week for new claimants.
April 1st 2017 - 18-20yr olds will no longer be entitled to Housing Benefits
This week guest blogger Rachel writes her tips on how to protect your home when mutually exchanging.
March signals the start of spring. Here is some advice to give your advert a bit of a spring clean.
There are, by law, only 10 reasons why a council can refuse a swap. The most commonly used reasons are that an applicant is subject to a ‘Notice of Seeking Possession’ or they want to move to a property which is much bigger or smaller than they actually need.
You’ve spent loads of time on HomeSwapper, probably done plenty of viewings, and you’ve finally found a swap… so what happens next?
Pay to stay policy cancelled.
Here are our top 10 tips for a successful swap.
Is your account awaiting approval? Does your account need renewing?
To help with the number of enquiries that are being made by our users we are turning swapper central into a hub of answers for your convenience.
What is the benefit cap?
The benefit cap is the limit on the total amount of benefit a household can receive from the government. People must be of working age (between 16 and 64 yrs.) to be subject to the cap.
How to add and save new locations on your HomeSwapper account.
Step by step guide: how to record your swap on HomeSwapper
Hundreds of thousands of children are living in homes that are too small to allow them space to sleep comfortably, to enjoy normal standards of hygiene and privacy or room to do their homework.
HomeSwapper member Boston B discusses the impact of the Housing and Planning Act 2016
Housing Association tenant Lizzie Spring is part of a national network of tenants, housing organisations and politicians who write and campaign for decent homes for all.
Have you ever found that dream home to then have it taken away? Have you ever had your time wasted and been dragged along on a promise of a swap?
Well I have.
We’re really keen to hear from people who’d like to write for us about pretty much anything to do with being a social tenant.
Moving home is one of the biggest changes you can make, and it’s really important to do it right. When swapping, especially if you’re keen to get out of where you’re living, it can be easy to get swept away in the excitement and forget the practicalities. Here are our top 10 tips for a successful swap.
If you’re new to swapping, you might find it a bit daunting. Our swappers have come up with the top tips below for successful swapping. We hope you find them useful!
The following information has been compiled using publicly accessible sources. We can’t give individual benefit advice, however, we do recommend using the benefit helpline and websites listed at the bottom of the page, and speaking directly to your landlord if you have concerns.
Under government rules, if you have more bedrooms than they say you need, your home will be classed as too big for you. If this is the case, you may lose some or all of your housing benefit through the bedroom tax.