Housing Options

The Housing Options available to you will depend upon your personal circumstances and may include the following:

Affordable Home Ownership

The Council works with Registered Providers (housing associations) to provide access to low cost home ownership for those that do not have the finances to purchase a home of their own outright.  Further detail on latest government-backed schemes for help on to the property ladder can be found at the Help to Buy website.

Private Rented Sector

The private rented sector is growing in Wealden. Because of the shortage of social housing in the district, private rented accommodation  is the option the majority of applicants looking for housing will be directed to.

Transfers and Mutual Exchanges

If you are an existing council or housing association tenant and need to move you can apply to for a transfer (see applying for social housing to rent section below, as the same process applies). If you are a council tenant and are downsizing you may qualify for financial assistance through our Transfer Incentive Scheme.

If you would like to exchange your home with another tenant you can find something suitable through the following websites:

Applying for Social Housing To Rent

All available Council and registered providers (housing association) homes for rent are advertised through join the housing register

Advice on moving home for social renters during Covid 19 Leaflet

Find out about the Council New Build homes.

Find out what new social homes are being built in Wealden, both Council and housing association/Private Registered Provider (as at October 2021)