Welcome to Sussex Homemove


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

You can use Sussex 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 Sussex 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 News for Lewes & Eastbourne applicants

Lewes & Eastbourne Councils have formed a new partnership and in April 2019 we will be moving to a new website – Homes First Lettings.

Please see the Home first lettings website.

To bid for properties via Homes First Lettings you will need to access the new website, you will be asked to login with your new Homes First Lettings Membership number. You will be sent this once your application has been processed. You will be required to set a memorable date as your password and you will need both each time you login to the website.

The last bidding cycle on Home Move will end on Wednesday 27th March 2019. Bidding will then start on Homes First Lettings.

Online guide to social housing

New! Brighton & Hove City Council have created an online guide to help you get started in social housing.

We’re introducing the Better Start Guide to help you save money and time before, during and after your move.

Go to Better start guide now!

Brighton & Hove City Council's Allocation Policy Survey

We would like to understand your experiences and views on our allocation process. We hope to make our service better for the public. Please complete our 5 minute survey

Take part in our customer research and get a shopping voucher

Brighton & Hove City Council are looking for participants for customer research and website testing. We are doing this to improve our services by gaining a better understanding of our customer’s experiences.
We would appreciate your contribution to our research. If you are selected to participate in the research or testing, we will reimburse you for your time with a £10 high street shopping voucher.
Please email Jamal.Langley@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk if you would like to participate.

Important News for Hastings, Rother and Wealden applicants

Hastings, Rother and Wealden will be forming a new partnership in April 2018 and will be moving to a new website, please click here, with increased security login.

From April 2018 when you access the new website you will be asked to login with an email address and password instead of LIN number and Date of birth.

If you haven’t already got an email address you can set one up using one of the links below:

Create a Hotmail account here

Create a Gmail account here

Create a Yahoo account here

Universal Credit update in Brighton and Hove

Universal Credit was rolled out in full in Brighton and Hove on the following dates for the following postcodes:

BN3 – 4th October
BN2 – 29th November
BN1 & BN41 – mid January 2018

This means that most working age people who make a new claim for benefits, or have a significant change of circumstances will claim Universal Credit, not the benefits they would claim now. Some single people are already able to claim Universal Credit.

The key differences between Universal Credit and current benefits are:

- It has to be claimed and maintained online
- The rent element will normally be paid to the person claiming, not their landlord
- Payment will normally be made once a month

If any of these issues could cause problems for people it is very important that they tell the Job Centre about them so they can be appropriately help. The Job Centre can advise about how a person can get help to go online, help with budgeting, about advance payments and about possible different ways of getting paid.

Further information can be found in the https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-toolkit-for-partner-organisations



Important information for Adur and Worthing Councils' applicants

There has been technical issues affecting the housing registers for Adur & Worthing Councils which have prevented applicants from placing bids. This has now been resolved and applicants can access their application on the Sussex Homemove website to place bids. Please note that bidding closes at 2pm tomorrow.

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

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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Bidding on cycle 368 will close at 2pm on Wednesday 28 August 2019

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