Residents who live in council properties have the right to exchange their homes 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.

Portsmouth City Council tenants get free membership to HomeSwapper. 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.