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Seven households swap homes in time for Christmas

Besi Besemar December 5, 2014

Local families are swapping their council homes to combat the government’s under occupation rule, with one family negotiating a seven-way swap before Christmas taking them from a 4-bed house in rural West Sussex to a 3-bed flat in central Brighton. More than 100 families have swapped their council homes this year freeing up their much-needed homes. The word is spreading with a number of council lead community ‘swap shops’ planned throughout the city after the success of the first event in 2013.

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