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Mutual Exchange Advice Please

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Hi, 8 months I was called in to see my housing officer and an anti social officer from my housing association where I am one of their tenants.This was about something I said to a neighbour which was in my mind really mild but inappropiate. Unfortunately, my behaviour was due to suddenly having to deal with 5 close bereavements within of few months of each other and my state of mind at the time.  As a result, I was given a verbal cautionary warning followed by a letter from the asbo officer confirmiing this with a reminder of what my tenancy agreement is.  Now I am in the process of agreeing to a mutual exchange with another housing association tenant of a different   housing association landlord. Please, does anyone know if the new housing association can stop the mutual exchange going through due to my misdeed 8 months ago? I have never been in trouble with any landlord or other agencies before and I hope and pray it will be the one and only time in my life to have been called in to see my housing officer and asbo officer. I am also well in credit on my rent account so hopefully that may help in favour. Any light you can give me in this matter will be gratefully received.

Thank you.

Jo

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I couldn’t understand from your message – do you wish to go forward with the exchange or do you wish to block it ?

Couldn’t you sort this out with the neighbour in question ? Is it too difficult to communicate with them ?

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Hi Audrey,

The neighbour and I are on good terms now.  Because of a previous dispute with the neighbour, my housing association ASBO officer had given me a cautionary warning in writing.  I do want the exchange to go through but because, I have the cautionary ASBO warning on my tenancy record which in theory is a breach of my tenancy agreement, I am wondering if the new landlord, which is a different housing association, will refuse my application for a mutual exchange because they have to know from my present landlord, about the cautionary warning that they had issued to me 8 months ago.  I am worried the the mutual exchange cannot go ahead because no landlord likes to see a past breach of tenancy when considering whether the mutual exchange can be granted.  I obviously have a slur on my record over some useless sentence that I had used against my neighbour.

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