Mutual exchange policy
Right to exchange
3.1 The right to exchange varies depending on the type of tenancy agreement.
Any WHBC tenant with a secure lifetime tenancy or a secure flexible tenancy has the right to apply for a mutual exchange with another local authority or registered social landlord tenant.
3.2 WHBC tenants with a demoted tenancy may not apply for a mutual exchange.
3.3 WHBC tenants who are currently in a review period of their flexible tenancy may not apply for a mutual exchange.
3.4 WHBC tenants who are temporarily decanted may not apply for a mutual exchange at the temporary address but may have the right to exchange at their permanent address.
3.5 Leaseholders and shared owners cannot apply for a mutual exchange.
3.6 Tenants of other social housing providers are not able to able to mutually exchange if they hold any of the following tenancies;
- Starter or Probationary Tenancy
- Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST)
- Tenants with a periodic AST as a result of a break notice being issued on a fixed term tenancy or where a new tenancy has not been signed at the end of a fixed term.