Housing to rent
If you income is too low to afford to rent a property
through a private landlord, you may ned to apply for 'social
housing'. This is a property owned either by the local authority or
a housing association (Registered Social Landlord).
You will need to apply directly to your district or borough council
on its housing register list for a council property, or to apply
for housing association tenancy.
The cost of housing in most parts of West Sussex is high, and most
districts and borough councils have long waiting lists. Properties
are allocated on the basis of need and only households with a very
high level of need are likely to be successful.
For more information about the options available in your area
please see the 'Housing enquiries' section of our website and
select the relevant local authority. Their websites will provide
you with up-to-date information on housing in each district, and
contact details of who you should speak to about your
Exchanging your home for another
There are local and national programmes available should you
already have a council home or you are a housing association tenant
that would like to swap or exchange properties.
If you want to swap or exchange with someone in your area, please
visit the Housing
page and select your local authority's
Or, if you want to swap or exchange with someone outside your area,
please visit one of the many websites that are listed on search
engines, such as Google.
Affordable housing to buy (HomeBuy)
If you wish to buy a property but cannot afford to raise enough
money for a mortgage then you may wish to find out about the
HomeBuy government-funded low-cost home ownership scheme.
This covers the various types of shared ownership properties,
- shared equity
- part rent/part buy options.
Included within this are some schemes specifically eligible for
Details of all HomeBuy schemes in Essex, Kent and Sussex can be
found on the HomeBuy Options website.
Surrounding area information
- For HomeBuy schemes in Hampshire, visit the HomesinHants website.
- For HomeBuy schemes in Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, visit
the Catalyst HomeBuy
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