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mutual exchange from a 1 bed to 2 bed

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11/04/2012 4:50 pm

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11/04/2012 7:00 pm

Go and look on Birmingham Council Website under Mutual Exchange to see what the policy is and see if you can download a copy or go and contact Shelter.  Did you put it on Homeswapper or was it others

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chris  sinclair

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11/04/2012 7:07 pm

hi rabbit this is the problem when i was looking a couple of years ago it was on the council website and on shelters website now i cant find it no where i was wondering if this has changed as i cant no longer find it ?the 4 way exchange was what i put togather myslef to get the 2 bed masionette

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11/04/2012 10:28 pm

any body can point me in the right direction

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Miserable Sod

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25/04/2012 12:09 pm

Hello Chris

I will assume that you don't have any children living with you so you would usually be eligible for one bedroom.

Landlords will commonly allow one extra bedroom, but this is not always the case. There is legislation covering exchanges - the Housing Act Part IV section 92 and Schedule 3. The relevent ground for possible refusal in your case is Ground 3 in Schedule 3, "The accommodation afforded by the dwelling-house is substantially more extensive than is reasonably required by the proposed assignee."

You will probably be alright but it would be best to check with the landlord whose property you propose to move into.

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25/04/2012 1:50 pm

thanks for your reply misrable sod i do have a son who stays on the weekend  and also have parental rights and a letter from my housing officer which states  i am eligable for a 2 bed i just wanted a case where this has been done so i have a strong case just incase they try and turn me down

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25/04/2012 4:05 pm

As already pointed out, the allocation policy is not relevant - it's a Housing Management decision, not Allocation - so don't get bogged down with that.
If the exchange helps another family who is either under/overoccupying, then you've a case that a refusal would not be reasonable, even though you're underoccupying.
You should also bear in mind the Council has 42 days to refuse your exchange - if out of time (get a receipt for your form when you apply) they cannot refuse you.
Although 4 way exchanges do happen, there's a lot that could go wrong (e.g. one party changes its mind) so be prepared for it to fall through.

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14/08/2013 11:30 am

how can i find out how long it takes to do get  a inspection when doing a mutual exchange

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14/08/2013 11:39 am

i cant find how to srart a new post any assitance would be appreciated

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