Housing
Application Form
The demand for social housing rented homes in Sussex far exceeds the supply. We
regret we are not able to help everybody who applies to us. Therefore we positively
encourage you to consider other housing options, such as renting privately, low cost
home ownership or mutual exchange. If you need housing advice please contact us.
Our contact details can be found at the end of this form.
This is the housing application form for Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough
Council and the Registered Providers that work in our area.
Are you completing this application form to:
Apply for housing
Tell us about a change in your circumstances
Please read the information notes carefully before completing this application
and make sure you send us copies of all supporting information that we ask
for. We may be unable to process your application if all information is not
provided.
Information Notes
You can use this form to apply for general needs and sheltered housing in the Lewes District and
Eastbourne Borough Council areas, whether you are a home seeker applying for the first time or a
transfer applicant. Please also use this form to advise us of any change in your circumstances which
may affect your application.
All sections of this form which apply to your circumstances must be completed. If you need help to
complete any part of the form please contact the Council at your earliest convenience. Our contact
details can be found at the end of this form.
The Council allocates all properties through our choice based lettings scheme called Homes First
Lettings www.homesfirstlettings.co.uk .The way we assess your application, and the way we allocate
properties is explained in the Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Council’s Allocation Policy at
www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk If you need help to access Homes First Lettings please contact us or
should have one please contact your support worker. If you need information on accessing support
services please contact the Council.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE HOUSING REGISTER?
Any Applicant aged 18 or over who has a housing need may apply to join the register.
Applicants under the age of 18 may apply to join the register if they:
are aged 16 or over and
are homeless and have been accepted for re-housing by the Council
or have been in the Care of Social Services or otherwise considered to be vulnerable and will be
receiving ongoing support
Who can be included on the application?
Anyone who is part of the Applicant's household and residing with the Applicant
Anyone who normally resides with the Applicant or who it would be reasonable to expect to live with
the Applicant
Children can normally only be included if they normally live with the Applicant and the Applicant can
demonstrate that they have responsibility for them. Decisions are informed by a number of factors
including receipt of Housing Benefit, Child Benefit, family court orders and other legal agreements.
Becoming homeless or threatened with homelessness
If Applicants become homeless or threatened with homelessness, they should contact the Council
and make an appointment to see the Homes First, Housing Needs & Standards Team at the earliest
opportunity to discuss their housing options. The Housing Needs & Standards team will assess
whether the Council has legal responsibilities towards an Applicant and to advise and assist as
appropriate.
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE HOUSING REGISTER?
Housing law sets out those categories of applicant who are 'not eligible' and may not
join the register. The categories are as follows:
Persons subject to immigration control who are ineligible for assistance
Other persons from abroad who are ineligible for assistance
The Council will not register any application for a joint tenancy where one or more of
the proposed tenants is ‘not eligible’ to join the housing register.
Other Applicants who do not qualify to join the Register
The Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011) allows the Council to decide that
some categories of Applicant do not qualify to join the Housing Register.
The Council have decided that the following categories of applicant do not qualify:
a) Applicants without a Local Connection to the Lewes District
b) Applicants who are registered on another Local Authority’s Housing Register
c) With some exceptions (see below), Applicants with over £32,000 of savings or assets, including
the savings and assets of all household members included in the application, and/or who own
accommodation or have a legal interest in homeownership, or who have the financial resources to
meet their housing needs in the private market.
d) Applicants whose anti-social behaviour (ASB) is serious enough to make them unsuitable to be a
tenant
e) Applicants who have been registered for at least 12 months who have not 'bid' for suitable homes
in the preceding 12 months, providing a suitable home has been advertised. It is considered that
Applicants who are not regularly bidding for homes are unlikely to be in sufficient housing need to
qualify.
f) Former social housing tenants who have been evicted for ASB, rent arrears and other breaches of
tenancy.
g) An Applicant, or a member of their household, that has a current (unspent) conviction for drug
dealing.
h) Applicants in Band A with an Emergency or Urgent housing need who have refused a suitable
offer.
i) Applicants who have refused two offers of social housing within one year, which are assessed as
suitable offers, will be suspended from bidding for a period of six months. The Homes First Team will,
at its discretion, make exceptions to this where it considers that there is a reasonable explanation for
the Applicant’s inactivity. Sensitivity will be applied, for example, where Applicant is identified as
being particularly vulnerable or in need of a specific type of property which does not commonly
become available to let. Applicants who are disqualified due to their inactivity may make a fresh
application by completing a fresh application form after six months. However, their earlier Priority
Date will not be retained.
j) Applicants who do not have a housing need.
k) Other Applicants who the Head of Homes First, in exceptional circumstances, has taken the
decision to disqualify.
l) Introductory tenants will not be permitted to apply unless there are overriding management reasons
which have been agreed by the Head of Homes First.
Home ownership, financial resources and exceptions
This section provides more detail on b) above.
Applicants who own or part own accommodation or who have a legal interest in home ownership (for
example through marriage or civil partnership in accommodation owned by their spouse or civil
partner) do not qualify to join the Housing Register.
However, if as a result of legal proceedings a Court has ordered that the Applicant may not reside in
the former matrimonial or civil partnership home in which they still have a legal interest for a period
which is likely to exceed 5 years, then the Applicant will be treated as if they do not own or part own
accommodation.
Applicants who are considered to have sufficient financial resources to buy suitable accommodation
in the Lewes District also do not qualify. A sufficient financial resource means sufficient capital to buy;
or sufficient income to raise a mortgage to buy; or a combination of both. 'Sufficient capital' includes
any assets or investments, even if they are not immediately available to the Applicant, such as any
residential or non-residential property that they own or part own anywhere in the world.
Applicants with over £32,000 of savings or assets do not qualify. However, any lump sum received by
a member of the Armed Forces as compensation for an injury or disability on active service is
disregarded.
Exceptions
Applicants who do not qualify under the home ownership and financial criteria set out above may be
considered as an exception by the Homes First Team, subject to the approval of the Head of Homes
First, if:
they are over state pension age or have a substantial disability; and
their current home is not suitable for their specific needs; and
they have insufficient financial resources to secure accommodation that meets their particular
housing needs in the private market in the Lewes District.
Applicants whose anti-social behaviour is serious enough to make them unsuitable to be a
tenant who do not qualify
Where the Council is satisfied that the Applicant (or a member of their household) is guilty of
unacceptable behaviour serious enough to make them unsuitable to be a tenant of the Council the
Applicant does not qualify.
Behaviour which can be regarded as unacceptable for these purposes includes behaviour by the
Applicant or by a member of their household that would if the Applicant had been a Council tenant
at the time have entitled the Council to a possession order under certain Grounds contained in the
Housing Act 1985.
It also includes behaviour which has led to a Closure Order or a Civil Injunction against the Applicant
or a member of their household under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
There is no need for the Applicant to have actually been a Council tenant when the unacceptable
behaviour occurred. The test is whether the behaviour would have entitled the Council to a
possession order if, whether actually or notionally, the Applicant had been a secure tenant.
If an Applicant considers their unacceptable behaviour should no longer be held against them as a
result of changed circumstances, they can make a fresh application. Unless there has been a
considerable lapse of time it will be for the Applicant to show that their circumstances or behaviour
have changed. Each case will be considered on its own merits.
Local Connection
To establish a ‘Local Connection’ with the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough area an Applicant or
joint Applicant must (with certain exceptions as set out below) meet at least one of the following
criteria:-
a) Reside in the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough area as their only or principal home and have
done so for the previous 2 years; or
b) Have resided in the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough area as their only or principal home for
a period of at least 3 years in aggregate out of the previous 5 years; or
c) Be in permanent employment in the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough area and have been for
the previous 2 years; or
d) Have close relatives who reside in the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough area as their only or
principal home and have done so for at least the previous 5 years. Close relatives will normally only
cover parents, adult children or siblings. Consideration may be given to other relatives, if there is
evidence that they provide a substantial supporting role to the applicant. Professional evidence of the
required support must be provided.
Certain groups are exempt from these Local Connection criteria:
Armed Forces Personnel
Armed Forces Personnel do not need to meet the Local Connection criteria set out at above to qualify
if they are an Applicant who:
(a) a member of the Armed Forces and former Service personnel, where the application is made
within five years of discharge or
(b) a bereaved spouse or civil partner of members of the Armed Forces leaving Services Family
Accommodation following the death of their spouse or partner or
(c) a serving or former member of the Reserve Forces who need to move because of a serious injury,
medical condition or disability sustained as a result of their service. For this purpose “the regular
forces” and “the reserve forces” have meanings given in section 374 of the Armed Forces Act
2006(b).
Homeless Applicants
Homeless Applicants who are owed a full housing duty under the homelessness legislation by Lewes
District or Eastbourne Borough Council do not need to meet the Local Connection criteria set out at
above, with the exception of the Rural Local Connection criteria in the Lewes District area where they
are seeking housing in one of the designated rural areas, unless the Council has decided to refer
them to another council under s.198 of the Housing Act 1996.
Existing Social Housing Tenants
Existing Social Housing Tenants of Lewes District Council or a Registered Provider living within the
Lewes District is exempt from the Local Connection qualifying criteria.
Existing Social Housing Tenants within England who have lived in social housing for at least two
years, needing to move for work related reasons where failure to do so would cause hardship, are
also exempt.
With certain exceptions, existing tenants of a registered provider that provides its tenants living inside
or outside the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough with an alternative means to transfer to a
tenancy within its housing stock in the area, by retaining a proportion of its lettings to facilitate this or
by limiting the Councils’ nomination rights to a proportion of its vacancies, do not qualify.
People who have a need to move to take up an offer of work
People who need to move for work related reasons as defined by the Allocation of Housing
(qualification criteria for Right to Move (England) regulations 2015 do not need to meet the Local
Connection criteria set out above.
Other exemptions from Local Connection qualifying criteria
Other Applicants who cannot meet the Local Connection criteria set out above may be allowed to
qualify, in exceptional circumstances only, at the discretion of the Homes First Team. If a home
seeker or transfer applicant ceases to meet the local connection criteria they will cease to qualify for
inclusion on the housing register.
How to Apply
Application to Lewes or Eastbourne Councils Housing Register must be made by completing an
online application form.
You need to provide the following information for your application to be registered. If you do
not provide these documents of proof for everyone included on your application, this will
delay the assessment of the application or the application will not be processed.
Identification
5 year address history
Support Agency Details
Marriage Certificate
Tenancy Agreement
Probation
Birth Certificate
Notice to Quit
Police
National Insurance Number
Possession Order
Support Worker Details
Income
Eviction Order
Drug and Alcohol
Wage Slips 3 months
Medical Information
Adult Social Services
Benefit Award Letters
Children Social Services
Bank Statements
Equal Opportunities
Every application will be treated equally regardless of race, gender, disability, religion and belief,
family status, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.
This application form can be made available in large print, audio tape and disk or in another language
upon request. Please telephone: 01273 471600 or 01323 410000 or email:
homesfirstlettings@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk
Providing False information
All information provided must be truthful. A person may commit a criminal offence if:
he/she knowingly or recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular, or
he/she knowingly withholds information which the authority has reasonably required him/her to give
in connection with their application for housing.
A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine.
If it is found that false information has been given or relevant information withheld, the application will
not be registered or, if already registered, the Applicant may be removed from the Housing Register.
Any tenancy granted on the basis of information subsequently found to be false or because material
information has been withheld may be terminated and legal action taken by the landlord to recover
possession of the home.
Data Protection
All information provided by an Applicant and any associated documents will be held on a filing system
and may be used by all of the members of Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Council in
carrying out their functions.
In respect of those Applicants needing a Supporting People funded service, data will also be shared
with that service if the Applicant has given their permission. This information is subject to the Data
Protection Act 1998 and will be treated with confidentiality and used in accordance with each
Council’s registration under that Act.
The Council is bound by the Data Protection Act to keep personal information safe and secure.
However, Applicants should be aware that the Council is under a duty to share certain information
with all other relevant authorities for the purposes of child protection and safeguarding vulnerable
adults; the prevention of crime and disorder, including anti-social behaviour; and the management of
sexual and violent offenders.
National Fraud Initiative
This authority is under a duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the
information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also
share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for
these purposes.
Homes First Lettings Choice Based Lettings
Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Council operates a choice based lettings scheme called
homes first lettings. With choice based lettings schemes, you have to bid to tell us which properties
you are interested in. With the exception of a few emergency priority cases, we do not directly
allocate properties to people on the housing register. You can make bids through the homes first
lettings website, over the phone or by text message. If you need help to bid please contact us or tell
your support worker, our contact details can be found at the end of this form.
You can also visit the homes first website at: www.homesfirstlettings.co.uk
Renewals of Application
All Applicants will be required to re-register annually on the anniversary date of their banding to stay
on the Housing Register.
If the Applicant fails to re-register when requested, a Caseworker will check their contact details and
if the Applicant appears to be a vulnerable person and/or has a high priority need, they will be
contacted by phone, visited or referred to the relevant support service for help. If there is no contact
and the Applicant fails to re-register, the application will be deregistered.
It is important that the Caseworker is notified of any relevant change in the circumstances of the
Applicant or of their household which could affect the assessment of their housing application.
Changes should be notified to the Homes First Team by the Applicant as soon as they occur and not
left until the application is renewed. Failure to do so may result in the Applicant being removed from
the Housing Register.
Declaration
Please read the declaration at the end of this form carefully and then sign it. If it is a joint application,
both applicants need to sign. The form should then be sent to the address given at the end of the
form. Please ensure that you have included copies of all the relevant supporting information we have
asked for.
1. Which local authority area do you wish to apply for housing in:
Lewes District Eastbourne Borough
2. Local Connection
Have you lived in the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough area as their only or principal home and
have done so for the previous 2 years?
Yes No If No please give details:
Have you lived in the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough area as their only or principal home for a
period of at least 3 years out of the previous 5 years?
Yes No
Are you in permanent employment in the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough area and have been
for the previous 2 years?
Yes No
Do you have close relatives who live in the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough area as their only
or principal home and have done so for at least the previous 5 years?
Yes No
Close relatives will normally only cover parents, adult children or siblings. Consideration may be
given to other relatives, if there is evidence that they provide a substantial supporting role to the
applicant. Professional evidence of the required support must be provided.
Are you Armed Forces Personnel (see information notes) who wishes to live in the Lewes District or
Eastbourne Borough Council area?
Yes No
Do you need to move to the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough Council area for work related
reasons as defined by the Allocation of Housing (qualification criteria for Right to Move (England)
regulations 2015 and do not need to meet the Local Connection criteria set out above?
Yes No
If you have answered No to the questions above,
You are not eligible to apply for social housing in the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough Council
areas.
PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE FORM
You can obtain housing advice on your housing options from the Homes First Team.
3. About you and your household
If you have a partner, both you and your partner must give your full details and both sign the form.
Main Applicant
Applicant 2
Title
Mr / Mrs / Miss / Ms / ………
Mr / Mrs / Miss / Ms / ………
First Name (s)
Surname
Date of Birth
NI Number
Relationship to Main Applicant
Your current address / correspondence address ……………………………………………………...
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Postcode: ……...…………….. Date you moved to this address: ……………...………………………….
Your contact details
Applicant 1
Applicant 2
Home Telephone Number:
Work Telephone Number:
Mobile Telephone Number:
Your email address:
Your household details
Please give details of everyone in your household who will be rehoused with you.
Title
(Mr/Mrs
/Miss/Ms)
First Name
Surname
Male /
Female
Date of Birth
NI No
(if over 16)
Relationship to
you
Is any person listed in your household details pregnant, if so, who and when is baby due?
Name: ………………………………………………………………………Due date: ………..…………...
Is any person listed in your household details not living with you on a permanent basis? If so, who
and where are they living?
Name: ……………………………………………… Where living: …………………………….…………..
………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………….
4. Previous addresses
Please give details of the addresses you and your partner have lived at during the past 2 years,
starting with the most recent first. (please continue on a separate sheet if necessary)
Applicant 1
Applicant 2
Previous address 1
Date from
Date to
Type of tenancy
Who was the landlord
Reason for leaving
Applicant 1
Applicant 2
Previous address 2
Date from
Date to
Type of tenancy
Who was the landlord
Reason for leaving
Do you or any member of your household own or have ever owned a property in the UK or abroad?
Yes No If yes, please give all details:
Applicant 1
Applicant 2
Property address
Property Valuation
Mortgage Outstanding
Years remaining
Equity in Property
Reason for leaving
5. Unacceptable Behaviour
Have you or anyone on this application:
Yes
No
Been accused/convicted of arson
Been evicted for rent arrears or anti-social behaviour
Been accused of illegal or immoral use of a property
Obtained a property using a false statement
Illegally sub-let your property
Allowed the condition of your property to deteriorate
Have a current conviction for drug dealing or possession
If Yes, Please give details
6. Employment and Financial Information
Please answer the following questions about your financial situation for both yourself and your
partner.
What is your current weekly rent or mortgage payment? …£……………..…….
Are there any outstanding arrears? Yes No If yes, how much? …£………….………
Have you been served with a notice to quit? Yes / No If YES, please provide a copy of the notice.
Employment
Applicant 1
Applicant 2
Are you working?
Yes / No
Yes / No
If yes, how many hours do you work?
Hours a week
Hours a week
What is your annual income?
(before tax)
£ per year
£ per year
Employment details:
Please give the name and address
of your employer.
Name:
Address:
Name:
Address:
Are you a student?
Yes / No
Yes / No
Do you have a current account?
Do you have any savings, stocks,
shares or assets?
Yes / No
Yes / No
If yes, please state amount and
what they are
£
£
Do you or your partner receive any benefits if so, please tell us which ones and the amount you
receive.
Benefits
Applicant 1
Applicant 2
Universal Credit
£
£
Housing Benefit
£
£
Child Benefit
£
£
Child Tax Credit
£
£
Working Families Tax Credit
£
£
Carers Allowance
£
£
Attendance Allowance
£
£
State Pension
£
£
Private Pension
£
£
Pension Credit
£
£
Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
£
£
Personal Independence
Payments (PIP)
£
£
Income Support
£
£
Job Seekers Allowance
£
£
Employment & Support
Allowance (ESA)
£
£
Other: (Please state)
£
£
7. Your current accommodation
What best describes your current housing situation?
Registered Provider Tenant
If Yes, which one ……………………………………………..
Lewes or Eastbourne Council Tenant
Owner Occupier
Tied Accommodation (employment)
Private Rented
Temporary Accommodation
(provided by Lewes or Eastbourne Council)
Living with Family
Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
(provided by Lewes or Eastbourne Council)
Living with Friends
Other (please state) …………………..…………
If you are a joint tenant or owner, who is this with and what is their relationship to you? …..….…..
………………………………………………………………………………………………………...……….
What type of accommodation do you live in?
House
Bungalow
Mobile Home
Flat/Maisonette/Bedsit
If So, what floor
Is there a lift?
Hospital/Residential Care
Prison
Please tell us how many rooms you have in the property:
How many bedrooms does the property have?
How many bedrooms do you and the people in this application have sole use of?
Who sleeps in the first bedroom?
Who sleeps in the second bedroom?
Who sleeps in the third bedroom?
Who sleeps in the fourth bedroom?
Does anyone sleep in the living room?
How many living rooms do you and the people in this application have sole use of?
Do you have the use of? Please tick the answers that apply:
Kitchen
Bathroom or Shower
Toilet
Is your toilet inside your property
Hot water supply
Yes
No
Are any facilities shared with other people not on this application?
Are they related to you?
Is there any reason you think the property may be unfit to live in? Yes No
If yes, please give details as we may ask an Environmental Health Officer to visit you to address
these issues.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
If you are one of our existing tenant’s we can arrange for your area housing officer or a building
maintenance officer to visit you to discuss the problems identified. Would you like a visit to be
arranged?
Yes No
8. More about you and your household
Do you have any pets? Yes No
If YES, how many? Cats dogs other
Please specify? …………………………………………………………………………………………...
If housed, would you like to take your pet(s) with you? Yes No
Please Note: certain accommodation, such as sheltered housing in a block of flats, is unsuitable for
pets and in certain housing association flats pets are not permitted. If you become one of our
tenant’s you will need to sign up to a pet owner’s agreement.
Do you have access to private transport? Yes No
How many vehicles does your household have for your own use? ………………………………..
Please note: Parking is limited on many of our estates.
9. Your needs and requirements
Do you have any of the following?
Mobility Difficulties
Difficult using a lift
Problems with Stairs
Use a Wheelchair
Do you use your wheelchair Inside your property?
Do you use your wheelchair Outside your property?
Do you use your wheelchair Both inside and outside of your property?
Does anyone on the application receive any of the following support? Please tick all that apply
Social Worker Health Visitor Occupational Therapist
Community Psychiatric Nurse Support Worker Probation Service
Other (Please state) ………………………………………………………………………………..………..
Please give the name, address and phone numbers of all support workers who assist you?
Name: ………………………………………………. Address: …………………………………..…………
……………………………………………………….. Telephone Number: ………………………….…….
Please give the name, address and phone numbers of all support workers who assist you?
Name: ………………………………………………. Address: ………………………………….….………
……………………………………………………….. Telephone Number: …………………….………….
Specific needs, such as medical conditions are only taken into account where your current home is
affecting the health of either the applicant or a household member. Is the health of any member of
your family on your application suffering because of your present accommodation?
Yes No
If yes, a Medical Support Needs Assessment Form will be sent to you to complete and return
(inclusive of any supporting medical evidence, OT assessment supplied at the applicants instigation
and own costs) for each household member who has support needs.
How many forms do you require?
Do you have a disability?
The Equality Act 2010 describes a person as disabled if they have a long-standing physical or mental
condition that has lasted or is likely to last at least 12 months, and this condition has substantial
adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. People with some conditions
(eg. Cancer, MS and HIV/AIDS) are considered to be disabled from the point they are diagnosed.
Does anyone in your household consider they are disabled under the terms of the Equalities Act
2010?
Yes No
If YES, who and why? …………………………………………………………………………………….
Do you need?
Sheltered Accommodation with Scheme Manager service Yes No
Supported Accommodation Yes No
Has your existing home been specially adapted for your needs? If so, what adaptations have been
made?
…………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………….……….…………
Do you think that you would be able to stay in your own home if you receive additional care and
support (for example a home help, community alarm, equipment or adaptations)
Yes No
If YES, what do you think you would need?.......…………………………………………………….……
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…
10. Your choice of area
Please indicate the choice of areas you would consider living in No Preference
Lewes District Area
All areas
Barcombe
Chailey
Cooksbridge
Ditchling
East Chiltington
Falmer
Firle
Glynde
Kingston
Lewes
Newhaven
Newick
Peacehaven
Piddinghoe
Plumpton
Ringmer
Rodmell
Rottingdean
Saltdean
Seaford
South Heighton
Telscombe Cliffs
Wivelsfield
Eastbourne Borough Areas
All areas
Hampden Park
East
Hampden Park
West
Langney
Meads
Old Town
Shinewater
Town Centre
Please advise of any areas or estates where you would not be able to live and the reason(s) for this.
…………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………….
………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………….
Do you have a preference for a particular type of property? If so, please indicate your preference.
House Bungalow Flat/Maisonette Studio Flat
A pitch on an authorised traveller site if available Private Rental
11. Parish Local Connection
For rural housing schemes aimed at meeting local need. It is essential that applicants make the
authority aware of their local connection to a parish or they may not be considered for properties
when they become available.
Barcombe
Chailey
Cooksbridge
Ditchling
East Chiltington
Falmer
Firle
Glynde
Kingston
Newick
Plumpton
Ringmer
Wivelsfield
Piddinghoe
Rodmell
I currently live in the rural area by choice YES NO
(Please give address and dates)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
I currently have close relatives i.e. mother, father, children or siblings who have lived in the area for at least
five years with whom you have regular contact.
(please state below their full name, address and date moved to parish). YES
NO
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
I have permanent employment within the area. YES NO
(Please give details below)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
12. Armed Forces Personnel
Please tick what applies:
Armed forces personnel who are serving in the regular forces or who have served in the regular
forces within the previous 5 years ?
Yes No
Armed forces personnel who are serving or have served in the reserve forces and who are suffering
from serious injury, illness or disability which is attributed to their service?
Yes No
The spouse or civil parent of Armed forces personnel who has recently ceased, or will cease to be
entitled, to reside in accommodation provided by the Ministry of Defence following the death of their
spouse or civil partner who had served in the regular forces and whose death was attributed to their
service?
Yes No
13. Additional Information
Please use this space below to provide information you think would be helpful to us in assessing your
application, including your reasons for wishing to move.
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12. Disclosure and Declaration
Are you or any member or your household related to an employee or councillor of Lewes District
Council?
Yes No
If yes, please give name……………………..……………………………………………………………
Relationship to you : ……...……………………………………………………………………………….
I/We declare that the information I have given on this form is correct and complete.
I/We understand that you may use any information that I/We have provided for this application and
you may share and discuss this application with relevant organisations such as, government
departments, local authorities, doctors, registered providers and other relevant agencies.
I/We understand that if I/We give information that is incorrect or incomplete, you may take action
against me. This may be court action.
I/We understand that if false information is given the application may be cancelled and the Council
may take legal action if any tenancy is obtained under false pretences.
I/We know that I/We must advise you of any change in our circumstances which might affect this
application.
I/We enclose the following documentation:-
Identification
5 year address history
Support Agency Details
Marriage Certificate
Tenancy Agreement
Probation
Birth Certificate
Notice to Quit
Police
National Insurance Number
Possession Order
Support Worker Details
Income
Eviction Order
Drug and Alcohol
Wage Slips 3 months
Medical Information
Adult Social Services
Benefit Award Letters
Children Social Services
Bank Statements
Signed: ……………………………………………………….. Date: ……………………………………..
Signed: ……………………………………………………….. Date: ……………………………………..
Please ensure you enclose all information that has been requested. Failure to do so will result
in your application being unable to be processed.
Once you have read and signed the declaration please return the form to:
Southover House
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1AB
1 Grove Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 4TW
Equal Opportunities
The Council has policies to ensure that everyone who applies for housing is provided with a service
that is relevant to their needs. To provide a housing service that is accessible to all applicants, the
service must be monitored to ensure it is provided fairly. By giving the following information you will
help us to make sure that these policies are working properly.
It is important that you complete this section but we realise that some people may be unwilling to give
details of their religion or sexuality therefore this is optional.
All lettings to Council accommodation and nominations to housing associations from the housing
register will be made according to housing need, regardless of ethnic origin, religion, marital status,
race gender or sexuality.
ETHNIC ORIGIN
APPLICANT
PARTNER
White
White British
White Irish
White Gypsy or Irish Traveller
Other White Background
Mixed / multiple ethnic groups
White & Black Caribbean
White & Black African
White & Asian
Any other mixed/multiple ethnic background
Black / African / Caribbean / Black British
African
Caribbean
Any other Black/African/Caribbean background
Asian / Asian British
Chinese
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Any other Asian / Asian background
Other ethnic group
Any other ethnic group please specify
None stated
RELIGION
APPLICANT
PARTNER
Buddhist
Christian (including Church of England, Catholic,
Protestant and all other Christian denominations)
Hindu
Jewish
Muslim
Sikh
None
Any Other Religion please specify
Prefer not to say
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