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Mutual Exchange

A mutual exchange is where one tenant swaps with another tenant or more, with the agreement of Merthyr Valleys Homes. This may be a quicker way to move properties or down size your current home.

Swap your Home

As a Merthyr Valleys Homes assured tenant, you have the right to swap your home with another of our tenants, a tenant of another housing association or local authority.

If you find a property that you think may be suitable it is up to you to contact that tenant whom wishes to swap. Both parties will then need to complete a mutual exchange application form and return it to Merthyr Valleys Homes. We will then visit your property to undertake an inspection before we can agree to an exchange. You will also need to undertake a thorough inspection of the property you propose to move to and ensure that the property meets your requirements and also so that you can assess its overall condition.

You will need to think carefully before applying for a mutual exchange if you do exchange you take on the responsibilities of the previous tenant. Once you move you become responsible for repair and maintenance of any alterations fixtures or fittings made by the previous tenant this may include doors, laminate floor, showers, sheds, kitchen fixtures, wall or floor tiles etc, this will be your responsibility and not Merthyr Valleys Homes.

Please note that you must not make arrangements to move without our written consent.

The application needs to be printed, completed, signed and returned to us at Merthyr Valleys Homes. You can drop it into our reception or by post to:

Merthyr Valleys Homes Ltd
Martin Evans House
Riverside Court
Avenue De Clichy
Abermorlais
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8LD

Assured short hold tenants do not have the right to undertake a mutual exchange.

We may only refuse permission for certain reasons, for example if your house is too big or too small for the family you want to exchange, or there are arrears in either household.
To find more information about mutual exchange, then please contact your Housing Officer or contact customer services on 0800 085 7843.

Apply for a Mutual Exchange

The application needs to be printed, completed, signed and returned to us at Merthyr Valleys Homes. You can drop it into our reception or by post to:

Merthyr Valleys Homes Ltd
Martin Evans House
Riverside Court
Avenue De Clichy
Abermorlais
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8LD