Finding a home in Hart

Housing Options team

Our Housing Options team can provide you with information, assistance and advice to help you to resolve your housing situation. If you would like to talk to our Housing Options officers about any of the areas below please call 01252 774420 or email housing@hart.gov.uk.

You can also access information about a range of other services that offer advice, guidance and support through our Housing Directory of Services.

Private Renting

If you are looking for private rented accommodation you could try contacting:

These websites are for information only and not a recommendation from the Council.

If you are a tenant or landlord and would like information and advice on your rights and responsibilities, how to deal with disagreements and fair rents, you may find the following websites useful:

Landlords can also visit:

 If you are unable to raise your own deposit you may be eligible for our Deposit Guarantee Scheme. For further information please contact the Housing Options team.

If you are a Landlord interested in renting out a property please contact our Rent Deposit team for further information on 01252 774420.

Leaflets:

Housing Association Properties

Hart District Council does not own any council properties, or garages, but we do provide a housing register for people who want a home from one of the Housing Associations in the Hart District. Hart implemented a new Allocations Policy on 15 June 2015. You can apply to join the register by completing our online form at the Hart Homes website. There are also charitable organisations that can provide affordable housing in Hart subject to meeting certain qualifying criteria.

Leaflets:

See also:

There is a national Home Swapper service available for social housing tenants who may be looking to exchange their homes either locally or nationally. Further information is available on the HomeSwapper website.

Younger people

If you are 16 or 17 and can no longer stay in your home please contact our Housing Options Team who will go through the options available to you.

Step by Step is a Homeless Charity helping young people who may be able to provide you with advice.
Stonham Supported Lodgings

 

Older persons housing

There are a variety of ways to find suitable accommodation in the Hart District.

HousingCare.org is run by the Elderly Accommodation Counsel and Which? can both provide information on housing as well as independent general advice.

Hart District Council provide a Housing Register for people who want a home from one of our Housing Associations in the Hart District. There are a variety of different accommodation types available including for over 55's, sheltered and Extra Care Schemes.  You can apply for older person’s accommodation at Hart Homes. For further information please contact the Housing Options team.

Leaflets:

If you would like further advice on help with staying in your own home or on the options available for moving on, you may find the following websites useful:

Service and ex-service personnel

Haig Housing is the leading UK provider of rental housing for ex-Service people.

Shared ownership/Help to Buy schemes

There are a number of schemes available for people who cannot afford to buy a home without some additional financial help. For further information please see our Help to Buy Leaflet.

Help to Buy South Schemes are aimed at people who cannot afford to buy a suitable home in any other way.

Help to Buy South has information on a variety of help to buy schemes. You can contact them directly on
0800 4561188

Rural housing

Hart District Council is part of the Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing (HARAH). HARAH  was formed in 2005 to address the need for affordable housing in the villages of Hampshire. We work in partnership to develop affordable housing in rural locations within the district . More information on our rural properties can be found in Rural Exception sites in Hart. Please note that these properties are subject to a stringent Mutual Exchange criteria and any exchange plans should be discussed with the relevant Housing Association before progressing.

New developments in Hart

Over the past 3 years we have provided 321 new properties within our district. We will continue to develop more Affordable Housing throughout the next year. As part of our Development Programme Sentinel Housing Association have now completed remodelling three of their over 55's schemes (Clearwater House, Albany Court and Gregory House) and rebuilt a fourth scheme(Wickham Place).

On new developments we work with the developer and housing associations (our preferred partners),who have demonstrated they are committed to providing a high level of service to their customers locally, and we have produced an informal guide which sets out the Councils objectives for new build affordable housing and reflects the aims of our Housing Strategy 2015-2020

The Homes and Communities Agency has more information on the Affordable Homes Programme.

Development framework

The Housing Service is working closely with our Planning Section on the Local Development Framework and Core Strategy for Hart to ensure the affordable housing needed is delivered as part of the plans for the future of Hart.

On 30 September 2013 Hart District Council withdrew the Local Plan: Core Strategy under section 22(1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

The Council has adopted an Interim Housing Delivery Strategy to guide development in the district whilst a new Local Plan is being prepared

Housing Strategy

The Housing Strategy is the overarching document which focuses on the key aims that we need to deliver.

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