Application for Mutual Exchange Form

Thank you for considering making an application to exchange homes.

Please take note of the following:

  • We have 42 days from the date received to decide on whether your request can be approved.
  • If WCHG has an active notice or court order for rent, ASB or for any other reason then you cannot exchange
  • If you are overcrowded or will be under occupying by more than one bed space your exchange application may not be approved.
  • If your property is adapted for your needs or your proposed exchange partner’s property is adapted for their needs then your exchange application may not be approved.
  • All repairs identified must be reported prior to the exchange and the property should be left clean and clear for the incoming exchange partner.
  • Should you fail to disclose any significant repairs or leave the property clean and clear, this may result in you being re-charged for all goods left.
  • If your housing officer feels it is appropriate, a Surveyors Inspection may be requested.
  •  We may arrange for a financial assessment to be completed to ensure that the exchange property is affordable for you.
  • Minor electric safety check has to be completed prior to exchange
  • Full Gas and Electric safety checks will be completed following exchange

What you will need to do:

  • You will need to complete a full visual inspection of the property you are exchanging into, as you will be accepting the property ‘as seen’. Only in exceptional circumstances will a Surveyors Inspection be arranged.
  • You must provide 2 references if you are exchanging outside of the area, one reference must be from your current landlord.
  • Your rent account should be clear of all rent arrears and court costs.
  • You should have no outstanding rechargeable repair amounts.
  • There are no reports of anti-social behaviour.
  • You will need to be available for all appointments made.
  • Leave your current property clean and clear, including loft space and any out buildings.

If you still wish to apply to exchange homes please complete the following:

  • SECTION A – Your Details

  • NameDate of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)National Ins NoRelationship to you 
    You must click the add button to add the line to the form. If the moving group is a single person you do not need to fill in this box
  • Exchange partners details:

    Please ensure each section is completed in full:
  • NameDate of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)National Ins NoRelationship to you 
    You must click the add button to add the line to the form. if the moving group is a single person you do not need to fill in this box
    I understand that WCHG will need to use my personal data for the purposes of managing this application and I am aware of WCHG's privacy notice which outlines in more detail how WCHG may process my personal data