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Anyone who has done a council/ha exchange, how long did it take ??

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IllegallyBrunette Fri 18-Jul-08 10:55:31

I have just found an exchange and sent for the forms to get the ball rolling.

I understand that the HA have to let me know their desicion within 6 weeks, but was just wondering if anyone on here had done an exchange and how long it took from start to finnish ??

IllegallyBrunette Fri 18-Jul-08 14:21:47


divastrop Sat 19-Jul-08 22:15:48

once id found the house,about 2-3 weeks i think.just had to wait for council/Ha to do inspections once the forms were in and that was was a local exchange though so pretty straightforward.

IllegallyBrunette Sun 20-Jul-08 10:21:06

OMG Divastrop, that is quick.

This is a local swap too. Two different HA's but but the swap is only about 1 mile away.

There was me thinking it might be a couple of months or more.

<<IB sits and looks around at house and wonders just how long packing will take >>>>

All excited now grin

divastrop Sun 20-Jul-08 11:41:26

mine was council to HA.the other family wanted to move really quickly and they hired a van and all i had to pay was half the cost of that,they moved all my stuff for me.

i packed the entire house in a week,on my own with 3 children,one of whom was 20 months old at the time.shock

LyraSilvertongue Sun 20-Jul-08 23:17:18

My mum did one a couple of years ago. I think it took about 6 weeks to get all the paperwork sorted.

me23 Sat 26-Jul-08 18:22:19

don't got too exicted! I'm in the middle og one now and they have taken longer than 6 weeks 7 infact! I thought it was a legal requirement that it is 6 weeks. we only moving 2 miles down the road. also once you sign they need 2 weeks notice till the tenancy starts and you can move! can't wait to leave now council have taken so long.

me23 Sat 26-Jul-08 18:37:49

i mean tto add that is they have taken 7 weeks to ok it! so not complete we still have to sign over! it's been so stressful esp as I need a full time place in nursery for dd come sept and as I'm currently not in the postcode she isn't priority.

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