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

The landlord approval and renewal process

You’ve gone through the sign-up process for HomeSwapper and your landlord is registered with us – great news! If your landlord approves your account, then HomeSwapper will be completely free of charge for you. At this point there can be a bit of a wait while your landlord checks your application to sign up to, or renew a HomeSwapper account and makes sure that you’re eligible. Every landlord is different, but in this article we aim to demystify the process and give you an idea of what’s happening with your application.

  • 12 Nov 2018

Right to Buy – a breakdown

As social housing tenants, the Right to Buy scheme is open to many of you and if it’s a possibility, it’s a fantastic way of ensuring stability once you’ve found a home you love. Below is a breakdown to understanding the Right to Buy and if it might work for you.

  • 5 Nov 2018

How to stay safe during home viewings

Your safely is very important to us at HomeSwapper, so we’d like to remind you that safety is something you should always bear in mind during a property viewing. It’s very unlikely that you will come across any trouble, but we’ve put together a few tips to make sure that you stay happy and safe during your viewings.

  • 1 Nov 2018

HomeSwapper in the run-up to Christmas

The weather is getting chillier, Christmas presents are appearing in shop windows and it won’t be too long before the Christmas street lights start going up… the countdown to the 25th December is officially on!

  • 29 Oct 2018

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