Angus Council has launched its latest initiative to meet housing need in the county.
The council has signed up to the national House Exchange website which will allow tenants to exchange house with tenants throughout the country.
The new system will enable tenants looking for a house swap to use a custom-made website to look for a new home.
Staff in libraries and ACCESS offices in Angus will assist tenants without computer skills to register and use the scheme, ensuring all applicants are able to make use of the new website. In addition, the weekly lists transfer lists will still be printed and made available to tenants who wish to swap their homes.
These lists are available at the council’s ACCESS offices.
Angus Council tenants or tenants of partner housing associations can register their details with Angus House Exchange free of charge at www.houseexchange.org.uk.
Those wishing to register must have a current live housing application with Angus House Exchange.
Convener of Housing, Councillor Jim Millar said: “This new system will allow much more choice and flexibility and enable tenants to exchange to larger or smaller accommodation to meet their changing needs.
“It will also assist flexibility in the labour market as people can look for house exchanges in areas where they have successfully obtained employment.”
An application form can be downloaded from the following website: http://www.angus.gov.uk/atoz/pdfs/housingapplicationform.pdf or requested by contacting ACCESS line on 08452 777 778.