Complete our PDF housing register application form below to register for housing in the Lewes area. You can return the form:
If you are applying for sheltered housing accommodation you will additionally need to print off and complete the medical and support needs assessment form.
If you are not a social housing tenant, you may register on our waiting list if you;
To establish a 'Local Connection' with the Lewes District an applicant or joint applicant must (with certain exceptions as set out below) meet at least one of the following criteria:-
- reside in the Lewes district as your only principle home and have done so for the previous 2 years
- have resided in the Lewes district as your only or principle home for a period of at least 3 consecutive years out of the previous 5 years
- have served in the Armed Forces within the previous 5 years you do not need a local connection to join our waiting list
- be in permanent employment in the Lewes district and have been for the previous 2 years
- have close relatives who reside in the Lewes district as their only or principle home and have done for at least the previous 5 years
- are 60 years old or more, and wish to move to our district to be near your relatives, you may not require a local connection to join our waiting list
Close relatives will normally only cover parents, adult children or siblings. consideration may be given to other relatives, if there is evidence that they provide a substantial supporting role to the applicant. Professional evidence of the support must be provided.
Once registered you can make bids for properties you are eligible for. The properties are all available to view on the Homemove website, along with further details about how to bid, and the banding of the available properties.
All the bids for the properties are recorded in priority order by band, local connection and time on the register. In the case of rural properties we will allocate to the person who is highest on the shortlist, with a local connection to the village. Even if you are at the top of the list you may not be offered the property if you have outstanding rent arrears or a history of anti-social behaviour.
If you are successful in your bid for a property we will contact you to arrange a viewing. If you do not attend the viewing, or make alternative arrangements, we will treat this as a refusal. When you have viewed the property you will need to let us know by noon the next day if you are going to accept it. If we do not hear from you within this timescale we will treat this as a refusal and the property will be offered to the next applicant.
For further information and your rights on how the council uses your personal information please read our PDF Privacy Notice for Neighbourhood Housing.