Can I be refused a mutual exchange?
There are also specific grounds for refusing of a mutual exchange laid out in the Housing Act 1985 and Localism Act 2011. The most common reasons for refusing an exchange are: Either party has rent arrears. The property is substantially larger than reasonably needed.
Can you change your mind after a mutual exchange?
Yes. You can withdraw at any time before you sign the ‘Deed of Assignment’. Once you have signed the deed you are no longer the tenant of your old property and cannot change your mind.
How soon can you move after a mutual exchange?
It can take up to 42 days from the day all parties involved hand in their mutual exchange forms, to their landlords agreeing the exchange and giving them permission to move. the property is one of a group let to people with special needs and the person who you want to swap with does not have those needs.
How does a mutual exchange work?
A mutual exchange enables you to swap your home with that of another of our tenants or a tenant of another housing association or council, providing they have the right to mutual exchange and agree to swap homes with you.
Can I appeal a mutual exchange decision?
1 An unsuccessful applicant will be able to appeal the decision. The request should be made in writing and submitted within 21 days of the applicant being told that their mutual exchange has been declined.
Can you swap houses with rent arrears?
Quick Answer: Yes. If you have rent arrears, these must be cleared as a condition before you can exchange homes. If you have been served a Notice Seeking Possession.
Can I exchange with rent arrears?
Quick Answer: Yes. If you have rent arrears, these must be cleared as a condition before you can exchange homes.
What is the law of mutual exchange?
You can swap your council or housing association home with another tenant if you follow certain rules and get permission from your landlord. This is often called ‘mutual exchange’.
Do I need a deposit to buy my housing association house?
Quite often prospective right to buy owners will need no deposit to purchase their home from the council or housing association. The right to buy scheme was introduced to help council tenants and housing association renters have the ability to purchase the property that they live in with a very large discount.