Mutual Exchanges allow you to swap your home with another tenant. Exchanges are often a quicker way for you to move home rather than applying for a transfer. They are a “self-help” option because you can find somebody to swap with yourself. You can exchange your property with another Boston Mayflower tenant, or Housing Association or Council tenant from this or any other area.
There is a government operated nationwide exchange scheme which can be accessed at the HomeSwapper website
Only Assured Tenants can qualify for the Mutual Exchange Register.
You can advertise for an exchange in local shops and newspapers. You can also apply to go on the Mutual Exchange Register – a list of all Housing Association tenants in the Boston area who want to exchange. The Register is available in the reception areas at:
Boston Borough Council, West Street, Boston
Boston Mayflower Housing Association, Quaker Lane, Boston
Boston Mayflower Fenside Estate Office, Shaw Road, Boston
Boston Mayflower South Area Office, Station Road, Kirton
Longhurst and Havelok, Gilbert Drive, Boston
A Mutual Exchange is an “assignment of tenancies” which means that you enter an agreement to hand over your tenancy to the other party in the exchange, and they are doing the same. So you will be taking on responsibility for the other party’s tenancy on the same terms and conditions. You cannot exchange your home unless you are an Assured tenant. If you are not sure of the type of tenancy you have, your Area Team will advise you.
We also carry out monthly promotions of selected properties that are on the Mutual Exchange Register.
More information — Please contact your Area Team at:
The attached guide provides all the information that you need to know to be able to Exchange.