Issue 17 January 2020

Matters

Landlords Wanted

Landlords wantedThere is a shortage of affordable housing available in Mid Sussex, both in the private rented and social sector, so it’s vitally important to find new ways of increasing the housing stock.

To provide more homes for those in housing need and provide increased opportunities for local landlords we've launched our Private Sector Leasing Scheme.

Under the scheme, we lease properties from private landlords for between two and five years. The scheme helps us to increase the number of local homes we have available for families in housing need, means we can offer a better quality of temporary accommodation and helps people to move into properties that suit their needs.

It’s an excellent scheme for landlords too because there’s no management fee, no commission to pay and they receive a guaranteed rental income for the duration of the contract, even if no one is living in the property.

If you are interested in leasing your property to the council, or would like to find out more about the scheme, contact Denise Nicholson in our Housing team on 01444 477248, email denise.nicholson@midsussex.gov.uk or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/housing 

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West Sussex County Council is reminding residents that they need to take ID with them when they visit a West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS).

The new system is designed to save West Sussex taxpayers £250,000 per year by ensuring the sites are only used by those who pay for them.

Householders will need to prove they live within West Sussex by showing a form of ID such as a drivers licence or council tax bill.

The scheme has been introduced due to the high number of people travelling across county boundaries to recycle and dispose of their waste. This has a significant impact on waste disposal costs which ultimately fall to the West Sussex taxpayer.

Surveys have shown that an average of one in ten people using HWRSs closest to the county borders live outside of West Sussex.

At East Grinstead, this can increase to as many as one in five people. Residents in certain areas of Surrey will be able to continue using the East Grinstead Household Waste Recycling Site, following an agreement between Surrey and West Sussex County Councils. All other sites in West Sussex are restricted to West Sussex residents only.

Further details about the changes can be found when visiting HWRSs and at www.recycleforwestsussex.org/