Housing Options

Our Housing Options Team are able to offer advice on all housing problems, dependant on your situation.

The service is free of charge and confidential, and covers all sorts of housing issues, such as:

  • Preventing homelessness
  • How to deal with mortgage or rent arrears
  • Harassment and illegal eviction
  • Domestic abuse
  • Loss of tied accommodation
  • Loss of private rented accommodation
  • Debt advice (referrals made to partner agencies)
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Claiming housing benefit
  • Applying to join the Housing Register.

    The team aims to prevent homelessness, but where this is not possible, advice and assistance will be given to help you secure alternative accommodation. If you are homeless now or threatened with homelessness, it is important that you see a Housing Options Advisor who will be able to assess whether South Holland District Council has a duty to secure accommodation for you. Please see the Homelessness Page.

    Appointments are necessary

    Appointments will be arranged to suit the customer (during office hours) and will be available either over the telephone or face to face at Priory Road. Appointments will not be available on Wednesday mornings; however emergencies will still be seen.

    For help either face-to-face or over the phone, call the Council Offices (01775 761161) to arrange your appointment.

    Home visits are available to those with mobility problems by arrangement.

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    If you are homeless now, threatened with homelessness in the near future or just need advice, we are here to help.

    Other useful self help tools can be found here:

    Tenancy Checker

    Housing Benefit Checker

    Eviction Checker

    Below are links to guides on renting properties for both landlords and tenants

    How to Rent Guide - A Guide to what landlords must legally provide tenants with at the start of a tenancy

    Renting - A Landlords Guide

    Renting - A Tenants Guide

    Wellbeing Lincs

    People sometimes need support to stay well and independent through life's changes

    Wellbeing Lincs can help you improve your financial position, mobility, healthcare and social contact, to help you get back on your feet after a setback, boost your confidence and promote your long-term independence.

    Icon for pdf Wellbeing Lincs Leaflet [1.16MB]

    Icon for pdf Wellbeing Lincs Poster [510.74KB]

    To join the housing register applicants need to satisfy certain criteria relating to their local connection to the district, their suitability as a tenant, and whether or not they have a need for housing.
    Our first priority is to try and prevent people becoming homeless.
    Universal Credit is a new simpler, single monthly payment for people of working age who are looking for work or on a low income.
    Your privacy is very important to South Holland District Council
    Assignment is where a joint or sole tenant wishes to pass on her/his tenancy to someone else.
    Your privacy is very important to South Holland District Council.