If you are not already a Hull City Council tenant you will need to register on our housing list once you find somebody to swap homes with. If you are a Hull City Council tenant you do not need to do this.
How to register on Hull City Council’s waiting list
If you are a Hull City Council tenant, your neighbourhood housing officer will check your home. They will also check that your rent account is not in arrears and that you do not have any other outstanding bills. Your move may be delayed if your home or garden are not in a good condition, you have rent arrears or other debts with us, or you have broken your tenancy agreement in any way.
If you are not a Hull City Council tenant, your landlord will carry out similar checks on your property and tenancy.
We will let you know if you can swap homes within six weeks.
Moving to a home owned by another landlord
Different landlords offer different tenancy conditions and the rent you pay may be different to the rent of the person you are swapping with. You should check this with the new landlord.
We will supply details about your current home, including information about your rent account and how your tenancy has been conducted with the other landlord.
If the move is approved
Once permission has been given in writing you will be invited to attend a meeting to sign some deeds to legally swap your homes. Once the deeds have been signed you must move. You will be the legal tenant of your new home and will have no rights to stay in your old home.
You will need to agree a date for moving and it is your responsibility to inform any companies that provide services to your home - for example gas, electricity, sewerage and water.
There are a number of reasons that we may refuse , including -
- there is a court order in existence requiring you to give up possession of your home
- a notice of seeking possession has been served due to one or more of your tenancy conditions being broken
- it will result in one of the properties being overcrowded or significantly under-occupied
- one of the homes is adapted or for older people, and if the swap took place there would no longer be a person meeting the criteria for the property living in the home
Hull City Council
PO Box 15
Hull City Hall
Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349