Welcome to Sussex Homemove

New Website Coming 9th November - Bidding Cycle 399 Suspended

We are currently upgrading the platform that Adur & Worthing, Brighton & Hove, Chichester and Mid Sussex applicants use to bid for social housing.

Bidding has been suspended from the 29th October to allow us to make this change. Bidding will resume on the 12th November. We will be writing to all live applicants to let them know about this change. The new website will use the same website link so you should not have trouble finding us. A collection of customer video guides will be made available to help you navigate the new website.

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).

Sussex Homemove Covid-19 Statement

In light of the Covid-19 outbreak the local authorities and social landlords that make up the Sussex Homemove partnership will not be operating our usual service. Please be assured that local authority staff will be working remotely to ensure a continuation of service and support for emergency cases. It will be at the discretion of each landlord within the partnership to manage their response to this outbreak. If a house viewing has been arranged you may be contacted by the properties landlord to rearrange for a future date. Sussex Homemove will keep you updated as the situation develops. If you are on the Brighton & Hove housing list please see the Covid-19 update below.

Brighton & Hove Homemove Covid-19 Update

With some Covid-19 restrictions easing, we are planning to restart advertising properties through our Homemove choice based lettings scheme from the cycle beginning Thursday 11 June 2020.

The amount of properties will be lower initially while we restart repairs and essential checks to get properties ready, and then will increase over the following weeks.

We’ll be putting measures in place to make sure we can maintain physical distancing for any property viewings.

We’ll be asking that only people who need to be at the viewing attend and will invite one household at a time. We will need to stop all viewings where physical distancing is not kept to.

Many of housing association partners are also in the process of reviewing this process and have told us that they too are restarting with letting their properties.


Important information for Brighton & Hove City 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

Council Interest Queue (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

How many offers can I receive?
For general needs, social housing you may have up to two offers of suitable accommodation and for sheltered accommodation up to 3 suitable offers of accommodation. Your application may be subject to a 3-month time limit. Any offer of suitable accommodation will be considered your final offer after this time limit. All accepted homeless cases would receive one offer of suitable accommodation. If the accommodation is unsuitable then there is a reviews process, however please note that the property will not be held empty while the refusal is reviewed but let to the next available applicant.

Property Adverts
Please be advised that the landlord of the property provides the description and information for the property advert. Homemove advertise the property on behalf of the landlord. Homemove holds no additional information on the property other than what is contained in the advert provided by the landlord. Should you have any questions with the property advertised please contact the landlord directly.

Online guide to social housing

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


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.

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.




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Web Bidding on cycle 399 will begin at 4pm on Thursday 29 October 2020

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