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COUNCIL MUTUAL EXCHANGE

kellee Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Does anybody know if you can move on the mutual exchange register from a 2 bedroom house to a 4 bedroom house with only 2 children the same sex? are you allowed to have a spare bedroom?

Any help much appreciated.
kellee Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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10 Likes #1
No.....and rightly so
#2
I guess if there was special circumstances.

The best people to ask are the people that run the scheme, not randomers that are stuck indoors on a Saturday night.
#3
3. Can exchanges can be refused
Quick Answer: Yes

* If you have rent arrears, these must be cleared as a condition before your can home exchange.
* If you have been served a Notice Seeking Possession.
* If you have not kept to the terms of your Tenancy Agreement.
* If the home you are wanting to move to means it will be overcrowded or under occupied
* If you or a member of your family have had an anti social behaviour court order against you/them.
* If the property was built for, or been adapted for a disabled person and you do not meet the criteria.
* If the property has been designed for the elderly only and you do not meet the age related criteria.

#4
you should contact your local council as different councils have different policies
#5
Afaik you are allowed one spare room but again may be different for different councils
From Oxfords Citizens HA site (not where I live)
There are 9 legal grounds on which we can refuse your application. The most common are as follows:
Your property or the other person’s property is too small or too large for your or their needs. (You are allowed one spare bedroom.)


Edited By: louiseb84 on Feb 05, 2011 20:13
#6
There are financial incentives for the person who is in the four bed, but if your kids are young enough ie both under 11 you may not even fill a three bed let alone a four, so think you might have a fight. Four bed properties come up as frequently as rocking horse poo!!
P.S would have serious reservations about a 4bed being offered on mutual ex, would check out the neighbours and neighbouhood!!!
I am in a 4 bed housing association repossesion and getting debt collectors nasty letters to previous tenant, and not very pleasant for my kids so be careful could be too good to be true???

Edited By: groovygirl36 on Feb 05, 2011 20:23
#7
Thanx people,any more suggestions or facts would be good.
#8
My two children are 7 and 12 years old if that helps???
#9
Looking on the Dacorum website it says
What size property can I apply for?
Households with 2 children 2 or 3 bedroom accommodation (Dependent upon age and sex of the children)
Whether that also applies to exchanges I don't know
http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=2261#What_Size

Edited By: louiseb84 on Feb 05, 2011 20:28
#10
kellee
My two children are 7 and 12 years old if that helps???


Doesn't matter

Room entitlement

Local housing allowance is based on how many bedrooms you and your household need. You are allowed one bedroom for:

* a couple
* an adult aged 16 or over
* any two children of the same sex under the age of 16
* any two children under the age of 10
* a child under 16
#11
Op why are you looking for a 4 bedroom when you only need a 3?

genuine question as the answer could make a difference on whether you could get it or not
#12
and the exchangee would they be overcrowded??
i mean i know rough areas you would prob be ok as they want to fill places...but i know down south this doesnt happen so call them monday and ask?
#13
I wasn't really looking for 4 bed, a lady rung me up whos interested in my house and shes in a 4 bed.
#14
kellee
Thanx people,any more suggestions or facts would be good.


As suggested a few times, if you want facts, ask the right people.
#15
They wouldn't be overcrowded as they only have 1 child.
1 Like #16
kellee
I wasn't really looking for 4 bed, a lady rung me up whos interested in my house and shes in a 4 bed.


ah righto, just ring the council monday morning as like i said before different councils have different policies and mutal exchange rules are different to being on the waiting list and getting a place

good luck
#17
] Thanx people,any more suggestions or facts would be good.

As suggested a few times, if you want facts, ask the right people.

Keep your hair on!!!!
#18
jeeezzzzzzz, she was only asking a simple question, stop flaming her
suspended#19
by most council you will only qualify a 2 bedroom as your children are same sex.

Also 4 bedroom council houses are in high demand as there isnt many so i dont think the council would agree to it x


Edited By: Tinkytayls on Feb 05, 2011 20:42
#20
choc1969
kellee
My two children are 7 and 12 years old if that helps???


Doesn't matter

Room entitlement

Local housing allowance is based on how many bedrooms you and your household need. You are allowed one bedroom for:

* a couple
* an adult aged 16 or over
* any two children of the same sex under the age of 16
* any two children under the age of 10
* a child under 16


well dacorum's policy is if you have the same sex children with a 5 year age gap, so your wrong there..;)
#21
sorry that was @ choc1969
#22
somehow the other person has managed to get a 4bed house thought with only 1 child. I don't know anything about it really.
#23
I have just found out a lady with 2 girls has exchanged her 2 bed flat for a 4 bed house
That's Bedfordshire
#24
laharris
I have just found out a lady with 2 girls has exchanged her 2 bed flat for a 4 bed house
That's Bedfordshire

I'm pretty sure the op will have found out her answer by now. But thanks for sharing your info
2 Likes #25
Breadas

Informative. Thanks.

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