All secure tenants (including flexible fixed term tenants) have the right to carry out a mutual exchange with either another Council tenant or a housing association tenant anywhere in the country. It is the responsibility of the tenant to identify another tenant to exchange with. It is usual practice for a two-way mutual exchange to take place but a three-way mutual exchange is also possible. You must never exchange without first obtaining written consent from your landlord.
The mutual exchange list operates online, to register for an exchange, go to www.exchangelocata.org.uk (external link). You do not have to be registered for a transfer to register on Exchange Locata. The register will allow you to see all properties available across East and West Sussex, as well as nationally. If you are registered for a transfer, you can also access Exchange Locata from Homemove (external link).
You do not have to be registered for a transfer in order to carry out a mutual exchange but may want to consider both. In order to register for a transfer you must complete a Housing Application Form.