House Swaps How to Do it
Obviously one of the first things you need to do is tell everyone you are looking to swap your house and also you need to find others who are willing to exchange their home for yours and in order to do this the easiest way is to join a website (link to swapsites article ) that will fulfil your needs.
Telling everyone includes your current landlord. Both parties must get their landlord's permission, in writing, to swap. You could be liable to eviction and/or receive a fine if you swap without permission. You may not be entitled to carry out a mutual exchange if your tenancy has only recently begun. If you are unsure whether you have the right so swap, you should check with your landlord first.
Home Swap Wesbites
You need to decide what it is exactly you are looking for and in what area. Also you need to think about your current home and how you want to advertise it to others. You need to make it sound warm and welcoming and take some nice photos that you can email to people when they enquire or load up to a Homeswapper website that you join.
It may be worthwhile considering joining more than one site as not all exchanges appear on each website and the more people know about you the better chance you will have of finding a successful swap.
On most sites you will need to register your details, Define your criteria, then you will be able to find out what Mutual Home Swaps are available to you. Then once you have found one you like you can start Swapping !
When you have the written permission of both landlords tenancies should be swapped by a "Deed of assignment". In Scotland new tenancies are usually granted, but you should contact your housing officer as the law in Scotland is different.
The majority of secure tenants have a legal right to exchange. Assured tenants may have the right to exchange, as long as it is written into the tenancy agreement. You can find a full list of the legal "grounds for withholding consent to assignment by way of exchange" in Schedule 3 of the Housing Act 1985.