Wealden District Council
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Private Housing

This team provides advice to Landlords, Private Tenants and Homeowners including financial assistance for repairs and Disabled Adaptations, Licensing for HMOs and advice on Energy Efficiency.

Empty Homes

Advice for empty property owners.

Energy Efficiency

Advice and information on Energy Efficiency solutions for your home including information on the Warm Home Check service.

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015

Advice and information for landlords of domestic private rented properties on how to comply with the 2018 ‘Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency’ (MEES) standard (EPC band E).

Immigration Inspections

When someone makes an immigration application to come to the UK, they have to confirm they are moving into accommodation that is of a suitable standard that will not be made overcrowded by their arrival.

Private Housing Assistance

Financial help with improvement and repairs for older or disabled households and vulnerable people.

Private Rented Housing Standards

Advice for landlords and tenants on the Housing Health and Safety Rating System and a range of other useful information.

Information for Private Landlords

Advice and information for landlords who are considering renting out their properties. including gas safety, electrical safety and private rented housing standards.

Information For Private Tenants

Advice and information for Tenants in the Private Rented sector, including gas safety, Housing Standards and Financial Assistance.

Redress schemes for lettings agency and property management work

Advice and information on the requirement to join a redress scheme to allow tenants and landlords with agents in the private rented sector, leaseholders and freeholders to complain to an independent body about the service they have received.

Civil Penalties Policy 2017

This policy sets out the criteria for using a civil penalty as an alternative to prosecution, the use of Rent Payment Orders and the methodology to be used in setting civil penalty fines.

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 

Working alarms save lives – Occupants are four times more likely to die in the event of a fire if there are no working smoke alarms in their home.

Single and Family Residential Caravan Sites

Information on licensing of sites.

Travellers and Unauthorised Encampments

Information on the East Sussex Gypsy Strategy and useful contact numbers.