HomeSwapper is the UK’s biggest home swapping service for tenants in social housing with more than half a million members. This app brings together your matches and messages into one central location so you can contact potential swappers on the go.
The HomeSwapper Matches app enables you to:
Swipe through and manage your matches
See more details about homes you might like, including features, location, property type, rent and additional notes from the current tenant
Have message chats with other swappers
See who’s online and when they last contacted you
See if someone’s a serious swapper by looking at their badges
Upload and manage photos of your home
Send prompts if someone doesn’t have a photo
Like and share homes
See who’s liked your home
Receive push notifications when you have new matches and messages
Browse all homes, not just direct matches, thanks to the addition of Find a Match and SimpleSearch. We've also introduced Amenities, so you can see which schools, hospitals, transport links, bars and restaurants etc are nearby. 'Record a Swap' also added with a new Quick Swap option, along with further improvements to Messaging and Photos, and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
It does it’s purpose
I have swapped twice successfully via homeswapper, it’s easy to use and does what is needed in an app like this. Yes it does need abit of an update to sort certain things out, especially when I’m getting around 3 likes every few weeks of which I can’t see, I get the alert message to say their advert might not be fully functional on homeswapper or whatever it says. Which is incredibly frustrating when you want to know who’s liked your profile also things like searching within 20 miles of your chosen location, I have had several just outside of the 20mile zone who would of been suitable for me, but obviously just outside the area so not a match. Their should be an option to pick counties not just a specific area. For instance I want to be in Lincolnshire, so I want to pick Lincolnshire as my area as anywhere in the county would be suitable, it covers a lot more area that would of been missed by just putting ‘Lincoln’. Yes there are a lot of messers, a lot of fussy people who are rude etc but that is not down to the app, it’s down to the people, I don’t know why some are scoring one or two stars for this, because the app does exactly what it’s supposed to do, with just the need of a quick freshen up.
Awful. App constantly crashes. Not enough search options. 95% of people don’t respond to messages. Communication is the key to home swapping, therefore it is impossible to swap using HomeSwapper as no one is forced to respond. They can even leave their ad up after they’ve swapped or no longer looking so you just waste time searching ghost houses. The rest lie about being interested and then just stop communicating after you’ve searched multi swap links for them or don’t turn up for viewings. So if you’re looking for a way to lose the will to live try swapping within social housing.
Every person who has been searching for more than 6 months now suffers depression and is feeling trapped as the realisation sets in that there is no freedom of movement. Feeling trapped is a dangerous way to feel. Suicide is sometimes a better option
No help with issues
The app was easy to use but at times seemed to have a mind of its own and once I had swapped I could not close the account and I was still getting messages from potential swaps. I messaged homeswapper twice and received a message back telling me to close the account ; which I had already done. Low and behold I still kept getting messages of people interested in my home. The app is fairly easy to use but not if you have issues.
I have swapped but am still getting messages which I cannot access.
The customer service is very poor. So I would say it is okay unless you have any issues as there seems to be no support to address any issues. I would think twice about using this app again.
- Housing Partners Limited
- 66 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Housing Partners Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.