Local authority or housing association residents have the right to exchange tenancies with other tenants. Each year many people move home this way - sometimes relocating to other cities or towns in the UK.

Finding the right property in the right area and someone willing to swap into your home has always been the most difficult part of the process. Homeswapper has the largest membership of any exchange matching site, so tenants have the best chance of finding the right move.

Membership of the Homeswapper website is free for all Portsmouth City Council tenants. Register from any computer with internet access to receive texts and e-mails of suitable property matches. You can upload photos of your home directly from your mobile phone.

When you find a match, contact your local area housing office to apply for the exchange. Completing a property exchange is a legal process, and you need the approval of your local area housing office before you move.

 

For information about buying a council home, visit our Buying a council property page.

Contacting your local area housing office

For help with any queries or apply for a council property exchange, please contact your local housing office:


Buckland Housing Office

Address: 57-61 Kingston Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 7DP

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm, Friday 8.30am - 4pm

Phone: 023 9260 6500

Email: cro.buckland@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Landport Housing Office

Address: 24 Commercial Place, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 4DP

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm, Friday 8.30am - 4pm

Phone: 023 9260 6400

Email: cro.landport@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Leigh Park Housing Office

Address: 56 Stockheath Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5HQ

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm, Friday 8.30am - 4pm

Phone: 023 9230 6900

Email: cro.leighpark@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Paulsgrove Housing Office

Address: 195a Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth, PO6 4HG

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm, Friday 8.30am - 4pm

Phone: 023 9260 6030

Email: cro.paulsgrove@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Portsea Housing Office

Address: John Pounds Centre, 23 Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HN

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm, Friday 8.30am - 4pm

Phone: 023 9260 6200

Email: cro.portsea@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Somerstown Housing Office

Address: Somerstown Central, Tyseley Road, Southsea, PO5 4EZ

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm, Friday 8.30am - 4pm

Phone: 023 9260 6300

Email: cro.somerstown@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Wecock Farm Housing Office

Address: 5 The Kestrels, 76 Eagle Avenue, Portsmouth, PO8 9UB

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm, Friday 8.30am - 4pm

Phone: 023 9260 6100

Email: cro.wecockfarm@portsmouthcc.gov.uk