House-swapping is the latest trend to hit the property world. With around ten thousand properties registered with swap websites, it's a brilliant way to avoid the dreaded property chain and make that move onwards.
Presenter Kristian Digby meets people who want to swap their home permanently, then shows them three properties to find their perfect match.
This time he meets two Yorkshire couples who want to move to different sides of the county. Jimmy and Pauline Spencer want to swap their traditional cottage in Shipley, West Yorkshire for a house nearer the east coast from which to enjoy their retirement. Mike and Sue Housley have nearly finished building their Spanish-style villa on Yorkshire's east coast in Skipsea and want to swap it for a house near the inland waterways so that Mike can have a canal boat. Having swapped homes and lifestyles for a day, it's up to House Swap property negotiator Sunita Shroff to thrash out a deal. After a day of tricky negotiations, will they decide to swap homes for good? Show less