If you want to move to another council home, or housing association property in Crawley you will need to join the council’s housing register .
You may also want to consider swapping your home with another council or housing association tenant by mutual exchange. Notes on the mutual exchange application form give more information about this.
To search for someone to swap with you can register for free at www.homeswapper.co.uk
Crawley Borough Council runs an incentive scheme that helps council tenants who are looking to downsize from their existing home.
For full details read the Under Occupation Incentive policy .
If you are interested in downsizing your property contact your Neighbourhood housing team .
Once your entry onto the Homeswapper website has been approved by us, you will be able to access information about tenants in Crawley who wish to exchange properties, as well as details of those wishing to move here from outside the Borough. Homeswapper will also email you at regular intervals with details of suitable exchange partners. If you do not have access to the internet, Homeswapper will send you details of suitable exchange partners via your mobile phone every two weeks.
If you do not have access to the internet yourself there are other ways for you to register and access the Homeswapper website;
For help using the Homeswapper service you must contact them direct via their website.
For more information on how to exchange your property with another tenant contact your Housing Officers or call 01293 438000. You must already be a council or housing association tenant to be considered for a mutual exchange. You must also have a clear rent account.
You must remember that if you find another tenant to swap homes with you through Homeswapper you will both need to complete the ‘ Permission for Mutual Exchange ’ form and return it to us at the Town Hall. Processing your request can take some time, so don’t forget to submit both forms otherwise this will delay things.
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Housing Allocations Team
The Property Store
West Sussex RH10 1UZ