Lewes District Council has a limited supply of family sized accommodation and disability-adapted properties. This scheme is currently not available within Eastbourne. We recognise that a number of our homes are under-occupied, whilst at the same time we have families living in temporary accommodation, (including bed and breakfast), and others living in properties which are overcrowded. We have therefore adopted an under-occupation incentive scheme in order to free up some of these properties and maximise the use of our housing stock.
Under this scheme council tenants who give up larger accommodation, and some tenants who mutually exchange to smaller properties in our district may be eligible for cash incentives and in general are given the highest priority for re-housing in the allocations scheme.