An innovative service aimed at helping social housing tenants to swap their homes has gone live today. Council or housing association tenants can register on swapandmove.co.uk to advertise their home for swapping with another tenant. They can then search for suitable swaps and contact other tenants to arrange a mutual exchange.
swapandmove.co.uk helps tenants to exchange their homes both locally and nationally.
Rather than waiting on a transfer list, tenants can now actively search for the right home for them. Mutual exchange can be a much faster way of finding a new home, and is becoming increasingly popular for both tenants and landlords. It enables landlords to increase their range of housing options, while giving tenants access to a larger number of properties.
Stephen Oliver, Co-founder of Abritas Ltd, commented:
“I believe swapandmove sets a new standard for online mutual exchange services. By continually innovating in this sector Abritas is helping to improve the quality of service offered to both landlords and tenants.”
The swapandmove website has been designed with one purpose in mind – to allow people to easily find possible swaps. The modern, friendly look and feel of the website sets a new standard in the market. This is coupled with comprehensive back office functionality to allow landlords who wish to take a more pro-active approach to identify matches for individual tenants.
This system interfaces with the government’s Home Swap Direct scheme, further enhancing tenants’ chances of finding a suitable swap. Landlords can easily subscribe to the service and then provide access for all of their tenants at no further cost. Once a tenant has registered their details, swapandmove immediately provides a list of all possible swaps. Furthermore, by registering for alerts swapandmove will inform tenants of any new matches via email; alternatively, tenants can search the database manually to find properties that match their requirements.
Landlords can request more information about swapandmove by emailing landlords(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)swapandmove.co.uk or calling 0800 170 1102.