Welcome to Sussex Homemove


Homemove is the lettings scheme for council and housing association homes in Adur, Brighton & Hove, Chichester, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Mid Sussex, Rother, Wealden and Worthing, giving you more choice about where you want to live.

You can use homemove if you are an existing tenant seeking a transfer within your council's area or a homeseeker applying for the first time. The scheme covers all the available council and housing association homes, including sheltered housing.

You need to log in with your homemove number before you can see the property adverts and place your bids. If you’re not registered, you need to fill in a housing application form. Please go to the registering page of this site to find out how to do this.

The demand for council and housing association rented homes in Sussex far exceeds the supply. We regret we are not able to help everybody who applies to us. Therefore we positively encourage you to consider other housing options, such as renting privately, low cost home ownership or mutual exchange. (See the tabs on the left for more about other housing options).

Important information for Brighton & Hove County Council applicants

The council has made a number of changes to the way that it allocates social housing in the city. This includes priority categories for:

If you are already a council or housing association tenant

Those that live in the private rented sector or with family and friends.

Accepted Homeless
Are applicants where the council has already accepted a homeless duty. Applicants in this category will have received notification of this

Social Service Nomination
Have to be agreed by Brighton & Hove City Council's Adult Social Care or Children’s Service.

You should take care in placing your bids as the over-riding priority will be given to applicants in each of these groups.

If no applicant places a bid from the advertised group then the Council will select the applicant in the highest band and priority date from any other group..

To read the Council’s full allocations policy please click here


Coming soon - new Extra Care Housing scheme in Brighton & Hove

‘There may not yet be a cure for dementia but there are many enabling interventions which can be put in place to reduce the disabling impact of the condition and to Live Well With Dementia in your own home for longer.’

The new Brooke Mead Extra Care housing scheme, currently being built in Albion Street in Brighton, is expected to open in July.


This scheme is designed mainly for tenants with low to moderate dementia, to encourage independent living for as long as possible.

With self-contained flats, some with full wheelchair access, carers based on site, a court yard garden and community café, Brooke Mead will be ideal for older residents who need that extra help to carry on living independently.

A show flat will be open in March 2017 for prospective tenants and their relatives to visit and find out more about the scheme.

For more information or to make a viewing appointment, please contact Housing Customer Services by e-mailing


or calling 01273 293030.

All applicants need be registered on Brighton & Hove’s choice based lettings system and applications will have to be approved by Brighton & Hove Adult Social Care.

To apply, please go to www.homemove.org.uk/onlineform/brighton

or click here

If you need any help to apply, please call 01273 294400 and select option 1.

National Fraud Initiative

The council has a duty to protect public money and we may share information with other authorities to prevent or detect fraud.

This autumn we are taking part in the Government’s National Fraud Initiative. This means we are providing details of current housing tenants, council home ‘right to buy’ sales in progress, and housing waiting list information, so that it can be compared with information from other public bodies.

The aim is to ensure, for example, that people do not have more than one tenancy and that tenants making ‘right to buy’ applications are entitled to the discount they receive on the purchase.

More information is available on the council’s website


For further information on data matching contact Anne Cameron, the council’s data protection manager on 01273 291418.

IMPORTANT: information on benefit changes

There are some benefit changes which might affect you if you will be under 35 on 1 April 2018. If you are single, under 35 and claim benefits towards your housing, there may be a deduction from your benefit after this date.

To find out more, click here


Mutual exchange service

Our mutual exchange service was upgraded with improvements so you can:

  • search more easily for the right person to swap with
  • search in different areas of the country
  • upload photos to your advert

Just log in the same way as usual and follow the instructions.

Tenants in Worthing can now register for mutual exchange through Homemove.

Tenancy Strategy in Brighton & Hove

Go to the Homemove News tab to find out more.


Homemove was developed by Sector [UK] Ltd in partnership with LHS
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