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“What a useless site!!!”

Written on: 06/08/2014 by zwBarton439 (1 review written)

I have been on homeswapper for 4 years now and still cannot find one genuine swapper on there. I have been sent matches that have not logged in for 5 months and should of been removed from the site ! Everyone pretends they want to move but never do. Some people are squashed in little flats with children and for some bizarre reason even they don't seem to exchange ...how cruel is that to your litle children when they need a garden and to stop walking up flights of stairs ? Terrible site and to… Read Full Review

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Tbentley's Comment

Written on: 16/09/2014

Ino how u feel i have had the same problem i was on it for 3 years and still no move.its pointless them even having the useless site the council now say a gil and a boy can now share a bedroom untill they are 10 years old!! I am goin to have to find a private rented property and i really didn't want have to do that!

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“Is there an alternative to HS?”

Written on: 19/07/2014 by Nicolasl467 (1 review written)

I've been actively searching on this site for well over a year. Only about 20% of tenants bother to reply despite the meeting of all their stated requirements; some of those that did reply just didn't turn up for viewings. Although this website is free for many, the searching mechanisms are quite restrictive, and access to the site is frequently interrupted with internet crashes. Does anyone know of an alternative - perhaps one where everyone who used it had to pay so that only serious… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely diabolic website”

Written on: 13/07/2014 by Leilani1964 (1 review written)

I would recommend you do not use this company you will not find anything from this site is very complicated and the support when you complain they take over a week to response to ask for your money back you will not get it back from them… Read Full Review

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“VICTIMISATION / DISCRIMINATION”

Written on: 26/06/2014 by Pittmanad237 (1 review written)

After proving to be a victim of death threats, harassment, windows smashed in CHELTENHAM. I decided to join the Home swapper scheme (again) and noticed that my RENEWAL DATE - R.N.D. was set for JUNE 2014., I then found I was wasting my time so came off it. I then resigned onto it again and noticed my R.N.D. was set for AUGUST 2013, which I accepted until TODAY 24 June 2014) when it is now RESET for 11 December 2014. I am disgusted at this from either the scheme or from local and national… Read Full Review

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“Not recommended!”

Written on: 20/06/2014 by Genevieve71 (1 review written)

I have been with the Homeswapper scheme for around 2 years and I have never been contacted for a suitable swap, all enquiries for swapping are with run down properties that look to be infested by drug takers. The latest complaint about the Homeswapper service is that they are breaking the data protection act by revealing your full personal address so that any homeswapper member can call at your home unsolicited… Read Full Review

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“Took a while but got there in the end”

Written on: 24/04/2014 by 302Santiago (1 review written)

I was on Homeswapper for nearly 6 years with no luck and then this March 2014 found someone to do a mutual exchange with. I do think that some people on the site are far too fussy & are not willing to compromise in by a little bit. I understand that when you are looking for a new home that we would all like our 'dream palace' but in reality this does not happen (not often any way. I would recommended to people to persevere and maybe be willing to give places that you wouldn't think of a… Read Full Review

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“Time wasters & Poor Matches”

Written on: 24/04/2014 by zbBallard1955 (1 review written)

A lot of people on here either DO NOT answer questions, put areas that seem very random(from one end of the country to the other-seems not sure what they want), have Great Expectations of what they want eg. Large House, with Garden, no estates, no blocks , no this, no that all for a bedsit in one if the crappest areas going!. Happy hunting to them . The rest are Time Wasters-OMG, I have been pursued by one tenant in particular , came to view, full up with please, please see ours, then got a… Read Full Review

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“BE VERY WARY.”

Written on: 29/03/2014 by Barry368 (1 review written)

Like a great many users of this site, i was initially impressed and full of optimism towards achieving a swap. However, my experiences have left me deflated and frustated in equal measure. Have had one genuine offer which i missed out on through failing to act immediately, another offer which led to viewings, then never happened, and one offer which stalled at the viewing stage. the one genuine offer i had wanted to view immediately, which i couldnt do at the time, and this raised my suspicions… Read Full Review

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“Some times a waste if time”

Written on: 25/02/2014 by Pink_flower (1 review written)

Have been on the site for 3 years this July & to be honest I feel it's a waste of time. I made sure that I put plenty do description in with regards to the property, surrounding areas,what the property comes with and explain the work that we have put in to this property/gardens. Yet we still get people not reading what our place is or not reading what I want. I have lost count the amount of times I have been asked if I want to downsize as they want my place, yet it states on my description 2… Read Full Review

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“Dreadful! ”

Written on: 15/01/2014

Have been on homeswapper for over a year! People's expectations are unbelievable. Everyone on there seems to want a palace or they won't swap. My favourite was that someone with a one bed in kensington, wanted to only swap with a one bed in kensington which had to be perfect, with right to buy? why would anyone swap there flat for the same flat somewhere else and give up their right to buy? In london right to buy can be up to 100.000 pounds! Crazy, I think people think they are living in an… Read Full Review

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“Homeswapper seeems to be entertainment for some”

Written on: 15/01/2014

The idea of homeswapper is good in practice but the theory is something else. The most frustrating aspect is that people do not reply to questions asked and I think it should be one of the criteria for registration that you have to respond to questions. It is not rocket science to say yes or no to peoples questions and polite at least. It seems to be entertainment for some with no real intent to move, Having said this there are of course people who do respond and genuinely want to move but… Read Full Review

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“Moved via site before but technically site is awful!”

Written on: 11/01/2014

I found a move a couple of years ago via Homeswapper. It is a brilliant way to find potential matches, it isn't the fault of the site that there are time wasters! What is terrible about the site is the technical IT side. I have rejoined and have tried for 2 days now to complete membership by paying. Keeps saying the site is down. I have tweeted the team asking if there is a problem and my tweets have been removed. Have emailed them and they have an auto reply that says it will take up to 5… Read Full Review

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“The site is ill thought out and not properly put together”

Written on: 30/10/2013

There are a lot of timewasters because too many people have too high expecations of what they can get for their property. You have to go onto search to see pictures in a larger format and is is virtually impossible to download pics. The matches are usually so unsuitable to what people have asked for and many people do not put what they really want. There are also some very rude people on this site from what I have seen. I believe some people just want to see flat as one guy clicks on everyone… Read Full Review

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“Total waste of time”

Written on: 25/10/2013 by Barbiedoll351 (1 review written)

I've been on this site for almost 3 years and cannot seem to find anyone to swap with. Half the people don't bother to reply or haven't even been on for months. The site isn't moderated very well if at all. This site is only any goo if you have a beautiful HOUSE in a nice area. It a nightmare if like myself are trying to upsize. No one wants a flat so we don't even get a look in. I would not recommend this site… Read Full Review

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“people dont want to move?”

Written on: 22/10/2013

ive been on this site for over 6 months have got a fantastic brand new build house. other swappers have requested my area, but are reluctant to move I believe this website should be moderated, as I find people do not log in to there accounts, the propertys advertised half of them are not actually theres, I rung up a potential swapper and the woman said!! ow my sister in laws not looking to move now, Take your details off then! I find that people don't even respond to questions and answers, I… Read Full Review

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“no membership details”

Written on: 11/10/2013

hi all joined this site thinking it would help me get a move to the part of the country I wanted to be but after reading many of these reviews after a couple of days I cancelled my membership and asked for a refund and to my suprize I did not exist on there records even though im on there site right this minute signed in to browse but not fully a member so how can they say they have no record of me customers beware there just here to take your money in my oppinion… Read Full Review

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Mariamemi's Comment

Written on: 08/11/2014

I agree, I've never signed up, was going to but after looking around the website soon decided its one of the Tories friends setting up private instead of keeping public services. Its not about exchanging houses its about money, they don't care if someone robs you or become a victim of crime, it just does not feel safe to me.

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“What a waste”

Written on: 22/09/2013 by nightbear02 (1 review written)

This is the second time I have tried to find somewhere else to move to and I am just as fed up this time with miss information being given out by others, why bother to advertise if you are just going to show how rude and inconsiderate you are. Not only do people advertise a property and then when you contact them they tell you that is is not their property on offer but something completely different. You email the contacts and goodness knows who will receiveit. If this is the council/HA answer… Read Full Review

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“too many time waster and nosey people”

Written on: 01/09/2013

we joined this site with high hopes as we wanted to downsize. after being on the site for one month it became clear that despite having a 4 bed house with garden, no-one wanted to move to our area... there are too many time wasters on the site who only want to come and have a nosey around your home... others waffle on about 3 way swaps, I even got one text message from a lady in a high rise flat offering me money to swap with her. When we have contacted people to show our interest, they cant… Read Full Review

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“Waste of time and money”

Written on: 10/08/2013

Home swapper is a waste of time and money most people on there blank your messages which I find so ignorant a simple no thanks would do and you get the others that look at your house waste your time then tell you they want to move totally out of the area but if you can find someone to do a three way so you must use your time find a house for them there just taking the mik are they out of there minds or what this site is a waste of time !!! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY !!!… Read Full Review

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“IT”

Written on: 03/08/2013 by Pedro83 (1 review written)

Their primitive IT system could be vastly improved. Photo's of two MB's are rejected despite being within their 10 MB parameters and you are unable to edit the info you placed in the advert, instead you have to delete the entire script and start afresh. Send them an email regarding a query and you have to wait up to 5 days for a response… Read Full Review

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