A mutual exchange happens when two or more tenants decide to swap tenancies.
It involves taking over the other party’s tenancy, including all the rights and responsibilities that go with it. This must be with the agreement of all landlords and it never involves an empty property.
The tenant must hold a Secure (Council) or Assured (Housing Association) tenancy and must obtain the permission of their landlord prior to the exchange. You cannot mutually exchange with the tenant of a private landlord.
Having agreed to swap properties, each tenant should apply to their own landlord for permission to exchange.
You can find out more information about Thurrock council Mutual exchanges and download an application form on the Thurrock Council website by clicking here