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

Meet the Help Desk: Debbie

It’s the first in the Meet the Help Desk series and we’re kicking it off with Team Leader, Debbie Yeomans. She’ll be telling you all about her day-to-day activities, what she’s responsible for and her love for HomeSwapper!

  • 1 Dec 2018

HomeSwapper in action

We sometimes hear stories from the landlords signed up to HomeSwapper that really touch our hearts and make us glad to come to work in the morning. Most recently, we were chatting to David from Walsall Housing Group who had this to tell us...

  • 29 Nov 2018

Who are the Help Desk?

The HomeSwapper Help Desk are a hugely important part of the HomeSwapper team; they’re the ones you’ll get in touch with if you want to talk through any technical difficulties, or if you’re confused by a process on the site.

  • 19 Nov 2018

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 safety 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