Housing

Coronavirus update

We are working hard to minimise disruption to our services as a result of the coronavirus situation, however in some cases services may be disrupted due to staff absence or official advice from the government.

Please read our Housing service update following the coronavirus.

Our service

The housing service deals with matters relating to housing options and homelessness in the East Hampshire District.

There is a great demand for social housing in the district, and the law dictates that we must give priority housing to those with the greatest need.

We may not have a duty to assist you but we are able to offer advice to everyone about their housing situation.

For most households, the chances of being offered a property is extremely low and you should think about alternative housing options.

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

If your landlord (private, social or Local Authority) fails to comply with their obligation to ensure their property, your home, is fit for human habitation, free of significant or serious hazards, you, as their tenant will have the right to take court action for breach of contract.

Guidance has been issued on the GOV.UK website to help tenants and landlords understand their rights under the Act.

Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

Following implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has changed the way data from local authorities on statutory homelessness is collected.

Every quarter, EHDC provides information to the MHCLG about the number of households accepted as homeless and those living in temporary accommodation.