If you are an existing council or housing association tenant and want to move to another council or housing association property in Crawley you will need to join the housing register .
You may also want to consider swapping your home with another council or housing association tenant by mutual exchange.
To find out more about what a mutual exchange involves read the notes on the mutual exchange application form.
To search for someone to swap with you can register for free at www.homeswapper.co.uk
Other mutual exchange websites are available.
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 Housing Officer .
Once we have approved your application to join Homeswapper , you will be able to access information about tenants from Crawley and across the UK who wish to exchange properties. Homeswapper will send you regular updates with details of suitable exchange partners, by email or text message, if you request this.
If you do not have access to the internet there are other ways for you to register and access the Homeswapper website:
For help using the HomeSwapper service you must contact them directly via the HomeSwapper website
Visit the HomeSwapper blog or their tenant information site to get information and tips on mutual exchanges.
Your housing officer can give you more information about mutual exchanges. They will be able to tell you how an exchange may affect your tenancy rights, if your swap partner has a different tenancy type to the one you have.
Please note, if you find another tenant to swap homes with all tenants involved will need to complete the Mutual Exchanges application form and return it to us at the Town Hall. We cannot process your application until we have all the forms so make sure all forms are submitted as soon as you can or there could be a delay.
Not all applications can be approved. If your application is declined your Housing Officer will explain why.
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Housing Allocations Team
The Property Store
West Sussex RH10 1UZ