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).
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.
New Council Flats available in Robert Lodge
Six new council flats for affordable rent at Robert Lodge North, Manor Way, Brighton BN2 5DZ
This brand new block of six 1 and 2 bedroom council flats will be completed in November/December 2016.
It is situated by a bus stop, close to local shops and next to the Robert Lodge garden and community facilities, including a lunch club.
The ground floor 1 and 2 bedroom flats will have a level access shower and be ideal for those looking to downsize from properties that no longer meet their mobility needs. They are designed for Mobility 2 applicants who will benefit from the level access, wider doorways and higher level electrical sockets. The flats can be easily adapted for individual needs.
Two 1 bedroom and two 2 bedroom flats on the first and second floors are accessed from the communal stairs and will not be restricted to people with mobility needs.
All flats have a private, south facing balcony overlooking Robert Lodge garden. Secure cycle and mobility scooter stores are available to rent in the grounds.
The flats will be available for bidding from Tuesday 13th October to 2pm on Wednesday 19th October 2016. See here for more details.
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.