Home Exchange Home Exchange

Here's How It Works


We could buy your current home


We will instruct the local estate agents, so you won't incur their fees


Once a price has been agreed, your chosen Linden home will be exclusively taken off the market for 35 days


Stay in your current home until your new one is ready

So what's involved?

Does the idea of moving just seem like too much trouble? Home Exchange is the simple way to make sure you don’t lose out on the brand new home you really want – and could save you time and money along the way.

What are the benefits?

  • Don’t lose the house you want because you can’t find a buyer for yours
  • Avoid estate agents’ fees
  • No getting caught up in long property chains
  • No last minute buyer ‘drop outs’
Home Exchange

Frequently asked questions

What type of property will you consider for Part Exchange

We will consider most types of property anywhere in England or Wales as long as they are mortgageable and saleable.

How much does Home Exchange cost?

We will not charge for valuations or offers.

How long does Home Exchange take?

Timescales usually coincide with completion of your new home. However we can sometimes complete a purchase sooner if required.

Terms & Conditions

On selected homes only. Acceptance is at our sole discretion and not all properties are suitable. We reserve the right to refuse to agree to Home Exchange of your current home and we are under no obligation to give reasons why. Home Exchange may not be available in conjunction with any other offer. Home Exchange is also subject to the terms of your Reservation Agreement with us. You select a new Linden home of your choice. As a guide, your current home must not be worth more than 70% of the value of your chosen Linden home. For avoidance of doubt, Part Exchange is at Linden Homes sole discretion. Before we make you an offer for your current home, we will instruct a minimum of 2 local estate agents to undertake an independent valuation based on securing a buyer within a specified selling period determined by us at the relevant time. A representative of Linden Homes may also visit your current home. We will then determine our offer (at our sole discretion) which will be subject to:

On accepting our price for your current home, you will need to pay a reservation fee and complete a reservation agreement to reserve your new Linden home. Reservation fees may vary dependent on the location of your new Linden home. You will also need to complete a Home Exchange form in relation to your current home. Your chosen Linden home will be removed from the market for an exclusive 35 day period in which legal exchange of contracts to purchase your chosen Linden home must be achieved. On reservation of your chosen Linden home, Linden Homes will organise a home buyers survey of your current home and our appointed estate agents will market your home. Notwithstanding the terms of the Reservation Agreement, reservation fees cannot be refunded if cancellation by you occurs once the home buyers survey has been instructed or if you do not exchange within the 35 day reservation period. You may need to leave a full set of keys and agree access for accompanied viewings for potential buyers with the appointed estate agents. You agree to ensure your current home is kept clean and tidy during this period and in a presentable condition to facilitate viewing to potential purchasers. Linden Homes can recommend a solicitor and mortgage advisor to help to achieve an exchange within the exclusive 35 day reservation period. You are not restricted to utilise the recommended solicitor or mortgage advisor. Linden Homes may terminate the Reservation Agreement and Home Exchange Agreement if you do not exchange on the purchase of your Linden home within the 35 day reservation period. You can stay in your current home until your new Linden home is ready and a notice to legally complete is issued by us specifying the moving/completion date.

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All images are used for illustrative purposes only and are representative only. They may not be the same as the actual home you purchase and the specification may differ. Images may be of a slightly different model of home and may include optional upgrades and extras which involve additional cost. Individual features such as windows, brick, carpets, paint and other material colours may vary and also the specification of fittings may vary. Any furnishings and furniture are not included in any sale. Please check with our sales consultants for details of the exact specifications available at the development(s) for each type of home and the associated prices.