Swapping your home

By swapping tenancies with another household, you may be able to move more quickly.

what is home swapping?

Home swapping, sometimes referred to as mutual exchange, means you can mutually swap your home with someone else.

This can be useful if you need more space for your family, want to downsize to a smaller property, or would like to live in another area.

By swapping tenancies with another household, you may be able to move more quickly – and this includes to homes outside of County Durham.

Home Swap Direct is a government scheme designed to increase your chances of successfully swapping your home. By agreeing to participate in Home Swap Direct you are consenting to your property being advertised on other home swap services. No personal data will be made available other than the property details you have submitted. Your name and email address will not be made available. If tenants from other home swap services are interested in swapping with you we will send any contact from them to the email address that you have provided.

durham key options HomeSwap

Durham Key Options’ HomeSwap scheme allows you to mutually exchange your property with another social housing tenant without having to wait on the housing register.

When you apply for a home swap through Durham Key Options, there is an option to join the Home Swap Direct scheme.

If you live in one of our homes outside County Durham, please get in touch with us to discuss how to register to swap your home.