Housing Advice and Assistance

Advice for Specific client groups

This includes advice for rough sleepers, gypsies and travellers and those leaving care, prisons, youth detention or hospital. As well as for those with mental health issues or suffering domestic abuse and former members of the armed forces.

Mortgage Arrears Advice and Repossessions

If your mortgage is becoming unmanageable you should act quickly to contact your lender, seek debt advice and also contact the Housing Options Team at Wealden District Council.

Private Rented Accommodation

Do you need assistance with tenancy issues?

The Council offer a free service to private tenants, landlords and letting/estate agents to help with tenancy sustainment.

We can help with:

  • breakdown of communication
  • section 21 notices
  • landlord and tenant rights
  • rent arrears
  • condition of property
  • support needs
  • antisocial behaviour

and much more.

Our Tenancy Sustainment Officer will work with both parties to explore the options to resolve the issue/s being experienced and to prevent homelessness.

We can also help you:

  • find private rented accommodation, even during the Covid 19 pandemic

To find out more about either of these services contact us at housingoptions@wealden.gov.uk

Different Types of Tenancy Explained

Here you will find information on the different types of tenancies offered by different landlords.

Budget Planner/Financial Statement 

Are you spending more money than you get? It is easily done, especially if you don’t keep
an eye on what comes in and goes out. Use this budget planner to help keep your finances on track.

Support Services 

We have pulled together a directory of the support services available locally, who provides then and the contact details for further information. For more information on local services visit East Sussex Community Information Service.

Moving Checklist 

There are many things that you must remember to do when you move to another property. Please read the following document for information on who you need to contact regarding your move.

Street Learning

Wealden District Council and Eastbourne Homes provide free courses to local residents as part of the Street Learning initiative. Courses will initially be based in Eastbourne and Hailsham but will be rolled out across Wealden.

Housing Options Newsletters

Here you can view recent copies of our newsletters

2020

2019