Council Tenancies

Different types of Council Tenancies
A guide to the different types of tenancy agreements we provide and sample tenancy agreements.
About your tenancy
Information about some of your rights and responsibilities including lodgers, being away from your home and transferring your tenancy.
Tenant Handbook
Our handbook contains lots of useful information about your tenancy with Lewes District Council
Tenant Letting Standard
New tenants moving into our homes can expect a minimum standard of décor and utilities before they move in.
Review of our Tenancy Agreement
In 2015 we reviewed our introductory/ secure tenancy agreement and consulted with tenants before introducing the revised agreement.
Duty Housing Officer Rota
Details of how to contact the duty housing officer and the locations across the district each housing officer is responsible for managing
Keeping pets in council homes
A guide for tenants on keeping pets and what is permitted within your tenancy agreement.
Tenant Home Insurance
Information on insuring the contents of your home
Running a business from home
We believe that people should be supported to run a business from home wherever possible. However, as stated in your tenancy agreement, you must receive permission from us before you set up a business to run from home.
Mutual Exchange
Information on how to swap your home with another Council or Housing Association tenant
Cash Incentives for downsizing Tenants
Information about the cash incentives available for council tenants downsizing to smaller accommodation
Right to Buy
The Right to Buy scheme helps council tenants buy their council home at a discount.
Ending your Tenancy
This information will help tenants who are considering ending their tenancy.
Death of a Tenant
Information on what to do if a council tenant dies.
Succession
Information to explain who can inherit your tenancy.
Complaints about us as your Landlord
Details of the support available to tenants if you are unsatisfied with the outcome of your complaint after following the councils complaint procedure