Our House Swap blog

 

 



Welcome to the Our House Swap site - a place for EXISTING PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS IN AUSTRALIA to find a suitable house to mutually exchange.

It is a private enterprise and not a government department. We are here only to facilitate the contact between parties, not to arrange swaps, or to be involved in any way with the paperwork of the exchange.

how does it work

Our House Swap is a FREE service to facilitate contact between existing Public Housing tenants.

There are two ways you can find your new home:

Firstly you can use the LIST MY PLACE page and a separate ad will be generated displaying all your house details. There is no login or registration. We do not collect any personal information other than contact details. You do not need to have an email address or even own a computer. Your privacy is assured as only your phone number or email address (not your name) will be listed on your ad and the interested swapper will ring you directly. This is the most successful and quickest way to find yourself a new home. Your advertisment will remain on the site for 6 months or until you ask for it to be deleted. If you have immediate success after one week and have found your swap, and don't want any more phone calls-you can contact us and we can remove your ad at any time.

Secondly you can use the SEARCH FOR A NEW HOME page which will search the database of ads for the area you desire and a list of all the available places will be displayed. You then find the one that suits your needs and using the phone number or email address of that person, you contact them directly.

Remember though, if you are really keen to swap it is better to list your place as well as doing a search.

LISTING YOUR HOUSE IS FREE ! There is no cost to use the site to find a compatible swap. When you have made contact, it is then up to you and the other party to arrange all the other details with the Dept of Housing in your state.

 

legal stuff

Our House Swap is a private enterprise and not a government department. We receive no funding whatsoever from any Housing office.
Contact Our House Swap administration by email.
We are here only to facilitate the contact between parties, not to arrange swaps, or to be involved in any way with the paperwork of the exchange. We take no responsibility for details listed on these pages. It is up to the users to verify that a person is a genuine swapper.

Neither tenant is obliged to accept the other's offer to exchange. Agreement to exchange must be given by both parties. After agreement for a swap has been made, you must contact your local office for public housing.

Each state has different rules and criteria for exchanges and you will need formal approval before swaps can take place. It is up to YOU to find out if you are eligible to swap.

Links to:
NSW   Housing NSW
VIC    Office for Housing
QLD   Department of Housing
NT   Department of Housing
TAS   Housing Tasmania
SA   Housing Trust
WA   Department of Housing
ACT   ACT Housing