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 Mark and Katie Locke and their young son Charlie who live in a four-bedroom, converted coach house in Upper Clatford in Hampshire. With Mark spending much of the working week in London they want to swap to a lower-priced family home, release some equity and buy a flat in the city. Due to work commitments Andrew and Alison Hodges want to swap their pretty cottage in the sought after New Forest for a new family home a little further north. After they have swapped homes and lifestyles for a day it is up to House Swap property negotiator Sunita Shroff to thrash out a deal. After a day of tricky negotiations will the couples decide to swap homes for good? Show less