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Our Housing Options booklets

On this page you will find where you can get advice to help you with a range of housing enquiries such as renting privately, applying for social housing, or owning your own home. It also advises what to do if you think you or someone you know may become homeless.

There is information on the help and advice you can get from the Council and other agencies including telephone helplines, websites, drop-in surgeries, support services and leaflets.

If you think you may become homeless, it is important you seek advice immediately.  With the right advice now, you may be able to avoid losing your home.

Download our 12 Housing Options booklets and Useful government housing booklets

Important changes in Housing Benefit from April 2013 that could affect YOU (pdf, 289kb)

Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) to top up your benefit if you cannot afford your rent.

WHERE TO GET ADVICE

RENTING PRIVATELY

PROTECTION FOR TENANCY DEPOSITS - 

APPLYING FOR SOCIAL HOUSING

HOME OWNERSHIP/MORTGAGE PROBLEMS

HOMELESSNESS

DEBT PROBLEMS

OTHER HELP

The Council's Housing Needs Team holds the following weekly housing advice surgeries.  Please do check that the surgery is being held before you go.

  • Our offices in Haywards Heath
    Mon, Tues & Fri 10am-1pm (tel. 01444 477574) (no appointment needed, first come first served)
  • East Grinstead Library (by appointment only)
    Wed 1.30-3.30pm (tel. 01444 477574 to book an appointment)
  • Burgess Hill Town Council offices (by appointment only)
    Thurs 1-3pm (tel. 01444 477574 to book appointment)

The Housing Needs Team
Housing Services
Mid Sussex District Council
Oaklands Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 1SS

Tel 01444 477574
HousingAdvice@midsussex.gov.uk
Out of hours 0845 602 1035 (emergencies only)

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