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    I'd ring them if I were you and try to find out whats going on,from start to finish our xchange took 6 weeks,try calling your housing officer and see how you get on

    as for the amount of people in each house each authority differs but I exchanged a 3 bedroom house with a lady who had 7 kids and the 6 of us moved into a 4 bedroom

    If the boiler has been repaired by your OH, and he/she isn't Corgi registered, this will not speed up proceedings, as it needs a certificate.

    You need to write (Phone calls are pointless) to the housing officer and ask them when they are supposed to conclude their end, and also ask them is there a statutory time limit in which this has to be done.

    Give them a time limit to write to you with a response.

    All I know is that 4/5 bed houses in my area are very few in number - they'll probably be glad to get you out as it would be seen as a waste... just take their time! 6 kids one on the way? What is she? Catholic? Crazy?

    Original Poster

    just rang and they say her housing rang on monday and said they wouldnt allow the move due to sop anyone know what this is they never said much due to data protection woud'nt even say wether thisdescion could be changed no help at all

    Not sure if we are talking about Scotland or England. However as someone who works for a Housing Association in Scotland your landlord must give you a written answer within 28 days. It would appear they have not done this, therefore you could exchange without their consent. The responsibility for the boiler is the landlord and not the tenant! With regards to the household composition, your landlord may take the view that by agreeing to the mutual exchange they are creating statutory overcrowding, therefore they may refuse the exchange.

    I would agree with the other post and contact your landlord and ask them for a copy of their policy on mutual exchange. I hope this helps.

    Original Poster

    i now feel ill as i have wasted so much time on this as i really wanted this move as it was near my mums house and my sister just moved back home cause she's been ill and i was going to help relieve some of the strain on mum as she is not getting any younger and is now retired

    Original Poster

    housing officer said in the beginning that if we exchange without consent then we will be evicted

    Grahame46;2437170

    Not sure if we are talking about Scotland or England. However as someone … Not sure if we are talking about Scotland or England. However as someone who works for a Housing Association in Scotland your landlord must give you a written answer within 28 days. It would appear they have not done this, therefore you could exchange without their consent. The responsibility for the boiler is the landlord and not the tenant! With regards to the household composition, your landlord may take the view that by agreeing to the mutual exchange they are creating statutory overcrowding, therefore they may refuse the exchange. I would agree with the other post and contact your landlord and ask them for a copy of their policy on mutual exchange. I hope this helps.



    I was just about to welcome you to HUKD, but seen you've been here for ages!

    Thanks for using your 1st post to try and help someone out. :thumbsup:

    I wish people would write letters, they always want the easy way out, which ends up taking longer in the long run.

    Firstly linw, can you please use some sentences in your post. Your first post is just line after line of text and is very hard to understand.

    Moving onto your query. Which housng association are you with, and who are they with? Do your housing association have responsibilty for maintenance? If so, your OH should not have touched the boiler and you should have requested a repair and waiting for them to deal with it. This needs to be check officially, so arrange for this to be done. I wouldn't mention your OH touching or repairing it at all.

    There are lots of forums on the internet for exchanges. I believe homeswapper to be good. It would be worthwhile posting on there with your questions.

    Original Poster

    thanks all for your help. but the exchange is off due to other party owing rent .so will now expire the thread
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