Cash incentives for downsizing

The Council has a limited supply of family sized accommodation and disability-adapted properties. 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 EHL and Lewes District Council tenants who give up larger accommodation may be eligible for cash incentives and in some cases will be given a higher priority for re-housing in the allocations policy.

If you wish to apply to this scheme, please complete the application form below and return it to Customer First by email to CustomerFirst@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk or to one of our council offices:

If you live in Eastbourne please send your form to: Customer First, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TW

if you live in Lewes district, please send your form to: Customer First, Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1AB

Tenant Incentive Scheme Policy

Tenant Incentive Scheme Policy
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Created: 28 June 2019
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