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Mutual Exchange

Mutual exchanges, sometimes called House Swaps or Transfers

A Mutual Exchange is where a tenant swaps houses with another Scottish Secure Tenant. This swap can be with another tenant with West Lothian Council, a Housing Association or of another Local Authority.

There are many benefits to using the Mutual Exchange service, including finding the kind of house you want without waiting on the housing waiting list. If you were to use this service, any live housing applications with the council will be cancelled as your needs are considered met. For more information on the benefits and requirements, see the Mutual Exchange- What you need to know. If you need assistance with computers or WiFi, see the libraries page.


West Lothian Council works in partnership with UK's leading mutual exchange service - HomeSwapper. As a valued tenant you are able to use this service for FREE to help you find a new home.

  • HomeSwapper is a website which helps council tenants swap houses, locally and nationally
  • It can help you find a swap for a home that is bigger or smaller, depending on your needs.
  • You can advertise for a home swap on social media or by placing an advert in a newspaper or local shop.