Back in the day when you could just put your name down for a flat at a housing association and wait your turn, and would be further helped based on your situation was the perfect solution for many people, it helped many people and was faster.
We now have a home swapper service, this can present many problems, we investigated why people wanted to move only because they had neighbour issues.
Only a few people wanted to move to be nearer a family member or just wanted to move.
The suggestion that it is possible that whilst you have a problem with a neighbour that someone else might not, does not wash with me and everyone else for that matter.
If you have a bad neighbour, he or she or maybe both will never change no matter who is new to the flat or house.
We think a couple of things are needed to solve the issues people face, one would be a change in the law and the other is to keep the old system and run home swap along side it.
A change in the law is most important, giving police more powers to end neighbour nuisance once and for all, for old and young, it is a fact that more and more of our older people are now becoming very anti-social.
Do you have bad neighbours? what do you think of home swap? and if you have swapped have you had problems after? we would love to hear from you.