Understanding the process
Tenants of state-owned housing or those with a flat in the same sector (subject to final acceptance) who wish to exchange their flat can register and consult the state-owned flat exchange register.
The consultation can be done through the tenant extranet or at the Housing Department.
When two (or more) households agree to exchange their respective apartments, they must send a request to the Housing Department which can agree to or refuse the exchange subject to:
- Respecting normal needs in conformity with the Ministerial Decree:
The possible effect on the payment of National Housing Aid to the households concerned, the averages of which applicable for the year 2022, published in the Journal de Monaco on 3 December 2021, can be consulted in the table below:
|Studio||1 bedroom apartment||2 bedroom apartment||3 bedroom apartment||4 bedroom and more|
|291 €||375 €||386 €||653 €||1.105 €|
If accommodation of the same type is exchanged, there must be no impact on the National Housing Aid.
You must be housed in an apartment in the State sector in Monaco and the holder of either:
- A lease agreement
- Or a Right to Buy contract
- Or a beneficiary (subject to final acceptance)
You can exchange your accommodation for an apartment that does not exceed your normal needs, as set out in the following table:
|Composition of the household||Normal Needs|
|Couple or single person with regular income||Studio or 1 bedroom apartment|
|Household with 1 adult child|
Or Household with 1 child (minor) who is present more than 50% of the time
Or Household with 1 child (minor) who is present 50% of the time
Household with 2 or 3 children (minor) who are present less than 50% of the time
|2 bedroom apartment|
Household with 2 adult children
Household with 1 adult child and 1 minor child present more than 50% of the time or 50% of the time
Household with 1 minor child present more than 50% of the time and 1 minor child present 50% of the time
Household with 1 minor child present more than 50% of the time and at least 2 minor children present less than 50% of the time
Household with 1 minor child present 50% of the time and at least 2 minor children present less than 50% of the time)
|3 bedroom apartment|
|Household with 3 adult and/or minor children present at least 50% of the time||4 bedroom apartment|
Please note that the following do not count as part of the household:
- Children of the person accommodated
- Adult children who are not resident within the applicant’s household
The documents to be provided concerning the composition of the household in order to determine normal needs in conformity with the Ministerial Decree in force regarding State-owned housing.
If you receive National Housing Aid, you should only provide the documents that are relevant to your application from the list of documents below.
For dependent children:
- Proof of filiation
- A copy of the divorce ruling or proof of separation, giving details of custody of the children, if applicable
- For adult children, a copy of their ID card
- A medical certificate of pregnancy for expected births
For children (minors) who visit:
- A copy of the divorce ruling or proof of separation giving details of the custody of the children
You should submit your application to the Housing Department. The Housing Department will send you proof of receipt confirming that you have been placed on the exchange register.
This registration remains valid while you are occupying the accommodation in question.
Once you have been placed on the register, you can consult the advertisements for accommodation that does not exceed your normal needs. You can consult it:
- At the Housing Department's offices
- On line, if you have specified this wish on the form
Please note that new applications may only be made directly from Mon Espace Domaines via the link below.
If you have not yet created an account on this app, please contact the State Property Authority to obtain your username and password.
If an apartment matches your needs, you can contact the tenants by telephone or e-mail.
If you are in agreement with another household to exchange apartments you should each make a written request to the Housing Department.
These written requests should state the reason for the application and must be accompanied by all relevant documents related to the composition of the household (in the event of any changes after registration) and to the income of the household, in accordance with current legislation on National Housing Aid.
Your request for an exchange is evaluated in regard to normal needs and to the effect of the exchange on the payment of National Housing Aid to each household.
Each household will be informed of the decision by the Housing Department.