HomeSwapper is the UK’s largest property swap service. The service allows tenants across the whole of the country to make a mutual exchange rather than sit on waiting or transfer lists to move elsewhere.
This service is free to existing tenants if your landlord has signed up to HomeSwapper.
In Dumfries and Galloway, you can access HomeSwapper for free if you are a tenant of:
• Home Scotland
• Irvine Housing Association
The online system is easy to use. You register your own property, use photographs and an in-depth description of your home. You also need to enter information about where you would like to live and the type of property you would like to move to.
The system matches properties or swappers with any others that are online when criteria match up.
You can still use HomeSwapper if you are a tenant of DGHP. However you will be charged for using the service.
Similar to a mutual exchange, once a tenant has found someone to exchange with, both parties need to contact their landlord to complete an exchange application form. Tenants cannot exchange homes until they have received permission from their landlord.