Two families have bought each other’s homes in what an online estate agency says is the first ever example of a ‘house purchase swap’ in the UK.
David West, from the Scottish town of Kinross, listed his three bedroom detached family home on the HouseSimple website in May of this year.
John Davie, who lives in the same town, spotted West’s house online and put in a request to view as he was looking for a larger house for his family.
During the viewing the families discussed each other’s properties; as a result, both made formal offers.
The families have now completed on their respective purchases.
“David and John have provided a glimpse into the future of home buying” says Sophie Gosling, co-founder of HouseSimple.