Mutual Exchange

Mutual exchanges, sometimes called House Swaps or Transfers

A Mutual Exchange is where a tenant swaps houses with another Scottish Secure Tenant. This swap can be with another tenant with West Lothian Council, a Housing Association or of another Local Authority.

There are many benefits to using the Mutual Exchange service, including finding the kind of house you want without waiting on the housing waiting list. If you were to use this service, any live housing applications with the council will be cancelled as your needs are considered met. For more information on the benefits and requirements, see the Mutual Exchange - What you need to know If you need assistance with computers or WiFi, see the libraries page.

System Updates

West Lothian Council are bringing the mutual exchange advertising service inhouse. We will update with further developments, and hope to have this in place soon. Our partnership with Homeswapper Service ended on 26th March 2020. You'll no longer be able to advertise on Homeswapper free of charge. However, Homeswapper will still be available for a charge direct to you.

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