Mutual exchange FAQs

Mutual exchange allows residents to swap homes anywhere in the UK. 

Home visits
Take some simple precautions when someone you don’t know is visiting your home, or you’re visiting theirs.

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust has lots of advice and guidance on maintaining your personal safety help you feel safe and secure.

Top tips for using Homeswapper

  • Add a photo of your home to your Homeswapper details. You’re 50% more likely to receive more interest, and many people looking for swaps will only look at properties with photos.
  • On average there are 130 matches for each property put on Homeswapper, but many people only look at the first 20. If you’re keen to find a move, it is worth going through all the matches that come up for you, not just the first page.
  • If you don’t get many matches, or you get too many, you can try changing your choice of areas. This may increase your chances of finding the home you want.
  • Advertising on Homeswapper is similar to selling a house, so put as much information on your advert as possible.  For example, if it’s on a bus route, near a school, supermarket or doctor’s surgery it is worth pointing this out as other people may not know the area as well as you do.


If you have any further questions about mutual exchange, please contact us for further help.