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Our Housing Options booklets

The links below will help you 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. 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. You will also find advice on what to do if you think you or someone you know may become homeless.

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.

Where to get advice

Homelessness advice

Domestic violence

Renting privately and Protection for Tenancy Deposits

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

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

Applying for social housing

Mutual Exchange (social housing homeswap)

Homeownership and problems paying your mortgage

Help to Buy

Debt problems

The Council's Housing Options Leaflets

Useful Government booklets

Information for private landlords

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
Out of hours 0845 602 1035 (emergencies only)

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The Housing Needs Team
Tel: 01444 477574