Website matches buyers to sellers

Homeswapper.co.uk has launched a consumer service that connects prospective buyers with home owners looking to sell their properties.

Homeswapper4sale.co.uk allows buyers to enter their postcode, house price range, property type and number of bedrooms. It then finds properties matching their criteria.

The service went live on September 3 and since then more than £150m worth of property has been registered. The firm says the system helps buyers avoid lengthy chains that can be treacherous in an uncertain market.

John Carthew, managing director of Scout Solutions Software, parent group of Homeswapper.co.uk, says the service offers advantages to all buyers.

He says: “We’ve years of experience in the social housing arena and thought this should be extended to private clients.”