Wealden District Council
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Detailed Housing Stock And Allocations

This page contains information on rented Housing stock levels by property type and size in Wealden on a parish/town basis.

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Information on properties that have become available and been re-let between 1st April 2021 and 31st March 2022 on a parish/town basis (There were 153 new build homes of which 139 were housing association properties and 14 council properties.

The Council also purchased 5 properties). Shared Ownership and Intermediated rented properties are not included.

This is published as a guide to assist you to make an informed choice about the type of property that you may wish to bid for.

Housing Associations are also known as Private Registered Providers.

Stock Figures

Stock figures given for Council and Housing Association are based on rented units only and are given as a close approximation as the stock figures alter on a regular basis due to newly built properties being completed and loss of properties due to the Right to Buy/Right to Acquire, as well as housing associations disposing of stock.

Waiting List

There is a high demand for affordable housing in Wealden. As at 8 April 2021 there were¬†656 households registered on the Council’s Housing Register.

Retirement Living/Sheltered Housing

Retirement Living/Sheltered housing – is housing for people aged 60+ years or those under 60 that are on Disability Living Allowance. Retirement Living/Sheltered housing is self-contained housing and includes access to communal facilities, including communal lounge.

Local Connection

Affordable housing in all parishes except: Crowborough, Polegate, Hailsham and Uckfield.

Usually goes to applicants who have a local connection to the parish. For more information on local connections or to ensure that we are aware of your local connection to a particular parish/es please contact us on 01323 443393.  

The following document breaks down on a parish/town basis a list of all the affordable housing located within that parish by property type and size and is separated out into Council owned and Housing Association (also known as Registered Social Landlord).

The document then shows the number and property type of dwellings which have been let (both Council properties and Housing Associated properties) within the parish/town between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.

Affordable and Social Rents

Properties owned by the Council or Housing Association may be let out at either affordable rents or social rents. Social rents are typically much lower at around 60% of the open market rental value and affordable rents up to 80% of the market value. Nearly all new homes will be let at affordable rents and also some older properties. The property advert will give you details on the rent levels of individual properties.

There is currently no affordable housing, either council or housing association in the parish of Alciston.

Total stock levels in the parish by property type and size:
Dwelling Type Sheltered/ Retirement Living bedsit Sheltered/ Retirement Living 1 bed flat Sheltered/ Retirement Living 2 bed flat Sheltered/ Retirement Living 3 bed flat Bedsit 1 bed flat/maisonette 2 bed flat/ maisonette 3 bed flat/ maisonette
Council 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
Housing Association 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dwelling Type 1 bed bungalow 2 bed bungalow 3 bed bungalow 1 bed house 2 bed house 3 bed house 4 bed house 5/6 bed house Total
Council 0 5 0 0 5 12 0 0 29
Housing Association 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5
There were 3 council lettings between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2022, 2 of which were 1 bedroom flats and third a 3 bedroom house. There were no lettings in the parish between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021. Between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 there were two Council lettings in the parish to a one bedroom flat and a three bedroom house.