House Swap and beat the bedroom tax

A scheme has been launched in Wales which makes it easier to find a smaller property to beat the 'bedroom tax'. So if you are thinking about swapping your property for a smaller, or even a larger home, House Swap Wales is a great place to start.


Using Facebook, it allows you to post your property, and find a more suitable one. You can easily upload your house photos and view those of others in your local area.

All you need to do:

  • Like the Facebook page

  • Join a local Group

  • Post your property

  • Find a swap!

Changes to Welfare Reform mean that if you have one or more spare bedrooms, since April 2013 you would have had a reduction in the amount of Housing benefit you receive.

Find out more at House Swap Wales

So far in Cardiff...

  • 738 tenants have been awarded additional help towards their rent while looking for a smaller home

  • 189 tenants have had help towards their removal costs, we may be able to pay you up to £500 to help move

  • 266 tenants have moved to a smaller home

If you have a question about the UK Government Welfare Reforms taking place you can call C2C on 029 2087 2087, alternatively head to the Advice Hub at Central Library.


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