Southend council tenants swap homes through new scheme

Southend council tenants swap homes through new scheme

Southend council tenants swap homes through new scheme

First published in Echo News

COUNCIL tenants are making the most of a hassle free way to move by swapping their homes.

South Essex Homes, who manage Southend Council’s 6,000 properties, has joined House Exchange, a website allowing people interested in exchanging their council homes to advertise their property to others also looking to move.

Danielle Bloss, 31, of Royston Avenue, Southend, recently swapped her twobedroom maisonette, in East Street, for a three-bedroom house so her two children no longer have to share a room.

She said: “It is an amazing scheme, much easier and faster than I originally thought, I’d recommend it.”

In the 2012/13 financial year, 62 mutual exchanges took place in Southend.

Visit www.houseexchange .org.uk or www.homeswapper .co.uk

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7:54pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Alekhine says...

Council house swapping, who would have thought? What an easy way to give a family enough room and cure that difficult spare bedroom problem. Blimey!
Council house swapping, who would have thought? What an easy way to give a family enough room and cure that difficult spare bedroom problem. Blimey! Alekhine
  • Score: 16

8:22pm Mon 17 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Alekhine wrote:
Council house swapping, who would have thought? What an easy way to give a family enough room and cure that difficult spare bedroom problem. Blimey!
Not a new facility provided by the council..
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: Council house swapping, who would have thought? What an easy way to give a family enough room and cure that difficult spare bedroom problem. Blimey![/p][/quote]Not a new facility provided by the council.. ThisYear
  • Score: 14

8:58pm Mon 17 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Will they be swapping shirts ? as a marquee can come in handy
Will they be swapping shirts ? as a marquee can come in handy You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -15

9:37pm Mon 17 Feb 14

jayman says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
Will they be swapping shirts ? as a marquee can come in handy
And the nominations for the most nose-bleed inducing. wit destroying, unfunny observation typed by any human being (or other such animal) in all of recorded history are.

1) You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
2) all of his/her other right-wing, alter-ego on-line incarnations.

and the winner is......drum roll........
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: Will they be swapping shirts ? as a marquee can come in handy[/p][/quote]And the nominations for the most nose-bleed inducing. wit destroying, unfunny observation typed by any human being (or other such animal) in all of recorded history are. 1) You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat 2) all of his/her other right-wing, alter-ego on-line incarnations. and the winner is......drum roll........ jayman
  • Score: 15

12:51am Tue 18 Feb 14

costa-del-blowfly says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
Will they be swapping shirts ? as a marquee can come in handy
So sad and lonely, you're quite tragic really.
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: Will they be swapping shirts ? as a marquee can come in handy[/p][/quote]So sad and lonely, you're quite tragic really. costa-del-blowfly
  • Score: 11

11:15am Tue 18 Feb 14

Alekhine says...

ThisYear wrote:
Alekhine wrote: Council house swapping, who would have thought? What an easy way to give a family enough room and cure that difficult spare bedroom problem. Blimey!
Not a new facility provided by the council..
Yes, but a new market approach to making it work. The old socialist dogma had its head stuck up it's entitlements.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: Council house swapping, who would have thought? What an easy way to give a family enough room and cure that difficult spare bedroom problem. Blimey![/p][/quote]Not a new facility provided by the council..[/p][/quote]Yes, but a new market approach to making it work. The old socialist dogma had its head stuck up it's entitlements. Alekhine
  • Score: 1

5:25pm Tue 18 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Alekhine wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Alekhine wrote: Council house swapping, who would have thought? What an easy way to give a family enough room and cure that difficult spare bedroom problem. Blimey!
Not a new facility provided by the council..
Yes, but a new market approach to making it work. The old socialist dogma had its head stuck up it's entitlements.
Im not too sure if you are mistaking home swapping with something else...were/are socialists (of any ideology) against home exchange?

Perhaps you are thinking of wife-swapping?
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: Council house swapping, who would have thought? What an easy way to give a family enough room and cure that difficult spare bedroom problem. Blimey![/p][/quote]Not a new facility provided by the council..[/p][/quote]Yes, but a new market approach to making it work. The old socialist dogma had its head stuck up it's entitlements.[/p][/quote]Im not too sure if you are mistaking home swapping with something else...were/are socialists (of any ideology) against home exchange? Perhaps you are thinking of wife-swapping? ThisYear
  • Score: 1

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