A Mutual Exchange is where a tenant of West Lothian Council swaps houses with another Scottish Secure Tenant of West Lothian Council, a Housing Association or of another Local Authority.
By swapping homes you may be able to get the kind of house you want without having to wait on the Council house waiting list. West Lothian Council has paid the administration fee to enable all its tenants the opportunity to receive the Homeswapper Scheme free of charge. This scheme helps tenants in social housing swap houses locally, regionally or nationally.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, you can apply to exchange houses with a tenant of any Registered Social Landlord.
Yes - but you will need to contact the other local authority or housing association to apply for an exchange.
Yes, you can still apply for an exchange if you have arrears, as long as you've made regular payments for at least the last three months, and your arrears are reducing.
Yes, existing Council tenants can apply for a mutual exchange. Tenants are permitted to swap with another secure tenant. This may be another tenant at the same council, or a tenant of another council or a Registered Social Landlord. We will normally agree as long as: Both houses are the right size and type for the household; neither tenant owes rent or other debt to the council; both tenants have kept their house and garden to a reasonable standard and have conducted their tenancy properly. To request a mutual exchange, contact your local housing office.