Wealden District Council is a major landlord in its own right, letting and managing all the Council's properties at affordable rents. In this section you can find information on the following:
The Council is able to provide advice and information to tenants, residents and any other interested parties affected by anti-social behaviour.
Your Council Home As a Council Tenant it is possible to exchange your property with either another council tenant or another housing association tenant anywhere in the Country. It is a requirement that you first obtain permission for carrying out the mutual exchange from your landlord.
Changes in housing legislation have given Wealden District Council the opportunity to build the first new Council homes in the district for over 20 years.
Includes reaching Decent Homes Standards, identifying and programming works required e.g. Windows, Bathroom and Kitchen.
With the proposed changes through Welfare Reform, Benefits will soon be paid directly to you, this includes the money for your rent. To be sure that your rent is paid on time and in full, please complete a Direct Debit Form (pdf) and we will ensure the money for your rent is collected with as little inconvenience as possible for you. If you would like more information on setting up a Direct Debit and how it works please call the Housing Income Team on 01323 443373.
Dealing with day to day repair requests as well as planned maintenance programmes. Includes annual servicing of gas appliances.
Administration of the Right to Buy process which allows eligible tenants to purchase their homes from the Council.
Encourage and facilitate residents involvement in the decision making processes in Wealden District Council.
This area is concerned with managing the sheltered housing schemes throughout Wealden District. Information can also be found here regarding Supporting People.
Details of our scheme enabling people with limited capital to purchase on a part rent, part buy basis providing the security of a sheltered environment.
Concerned with signing up new tenants when they are offered a Council property. Enforcing conditions of tenancy including dealing with anti-social behaviour, processing mutual exchange requests and other changes in tenancies. Working with residents and identifying estate improvements.
When somebody with a Council or housing association home rents it out without permission or obtains a home through providing false information they are unlawfully sub-letting.
The Council has strict targets for the turnaround of void (empty) properties within its stock. Their is a publishable "lettable standards" for minimum requirements before a property is relet. These standards have been reached through residents groups and the housing department working jointly.
The Eco homes pilot project is to trial new technologies for 'hard to treat homes'.
The Council continues to work in partnership to promote the social, environmental and economic well being of its tenants.
On the 1st April 2012 the regulation of social landlords moved from the Tenant Services Authority to a Regulatory Committee within the Homes and Community Agency.