In addition to transferring home another way of trying to move is to look for an exchange. An exchange is when you arrange to swap your home with another tenant. 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. Permission can be withheld if either tenant is in rent arrears or if the property is not suited to either of the household’s needs.