House Exchange Information


Housing Help – Your ticket to the perfect house exchange

Housing Help is the leading, free website for anyone living in affordable housing and is looking to exchange their home. We are group of Housing experts, who have helped thousands of people move homes. We launched our free council house exchange service, Housing Help back in 2011 and after a few tweaks; along the way, believe that we are leading the way with providing the best free platform for tenants to find a new home.
Finding a potential house exchange with us is easy. No seriously, it’s actually super easy!
We have thousands of house exchange adverts and you will be pleasantly surprised at what you may find. Whether you live in a council house or housing association property, there is still plenty of potential to do an exchange. There are loads of members looking for properties like yours in and you may be astounded with what you find!

Getting a Free House Exchange/Home Swap advert

Whatever your reasons for wanting to move home, we’re here to help. To get started it’s incredibly easy and takes less than 10 minutes to have your advert live on the Housing Help website.
You can Register or you can browse from a wide selection of house exchange/home swap adverts here.

How to Exchange Your Council House

Once you register on Housing Help you are able to contact other Home Swappers through the internal messaging system on the website. This allows you make initial communication, without giving away any personal information to start with! After you have established contact and have agreed that you both want to move forward with this then it is time to contact both your landlord and theirs. Both landlords will ask you to complete application forms, which they will review and assess if the house exchange can go ahead.
A local council can legally refuse permission if there are:

  1. Rent arrears
  2. One of the houses is unduly larger for the new party
  3. A notice of anti-social behaviour has been issued against any of the exchanging parties
  4. Any modifications to a house to suit people with special needs and the exchanging party does not require them.

Find your dream home in a few simple steps

At Housing Help, all it takes is a few steps to find a home exchange. Browse through our selection of homes, register your property details, find a match and then get in touch with the tenant. Every home comes with photographs, details of the property and neighbourhood. You can search according to the city, town or pin code, or according to the type of home you prefer. This is a great opportunity for everyone to find their new home. Remember we are the most established and fastest growing 100% free house exchange website!

Save time and money with Housing Help

Register with us and it won’t take long for you to find a home exchange that suits your needs. Besides, it is the easiest way to save time and shortlist homes that fit your requirements for an exchange. At Housing Help, we make sure to match you only to potential swaps. If you plan to downsize, a house exchange could be the perfect alternative. Our team is always standing by to help you find your match. After all, there is always somebody willing to swap and who will find your home just the ideal choice.