Want to move?

If you want to move home you could either apply to transfer to an empty council property or agree to swap homes with another council tenant - this is called mutual exchange.

Transfer to an empty property

You can find a list of available properties and apply to transfer via the RBC Living and Homes website.

For us to offer you a transfer your existing home must be in good condition. We cannot offer you a transfer if you owe any council debts including rent or council tax arrears.

Transfers can often take a long time as there is high demand for housing, so you should also consider mutual exchange.

Mutual exchange

Swapping homes with another council tenant is often far quicker than waiting for a transfer. You can agree to move anywhere in the country using Exchange Locata, a national database of council tenants who want to exchange.

You will need written permission from us and the other landlord before you can exchange. You must be up to date with your rent and your existing home must be in good condition.

More information is in our Icon for pdf Mutual Exchange Policy [167.14KB]. To find someone to swap with, register with Exchange Locata. Once you have found someone to swap with, you will both need to complete a Icon for pdf Mutual Exchange Application Form [239.61KB].

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