Housing Options

Our Housing Options Team are able to offer advice on all housing problems, dependent on your situation. The service is free of charge and confidential, and covers all sorts of housing issues, such as:

  • preventing homelessness
  • claiming housing benefit
  • how to deal with mortgage or rent arrears
  • harassment and illegal eviction
  • loss of tied accommodation
  • loss of private rented accommodation
  • debt advice (referrals may be made to partner agencies)
  • relationship breakdown
  • applying to join the Housing Register.

If you are a South Holland District Council tenant, please see the latest council housing advice and information during the coronavirus pandemic.

Housing appointments

Appointments will be arranged to suit you (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 us on 01775 761161 to arrange your appointment. Home visits are also available to those with mobility problems, by prior arrangement only.

Homelessness help

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

Our 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. Other useful self help tools can be found here: 

The following links are guides to renting properties, for both landlords and tenants:

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.

Find out how to join the South Holland Housing Register for social housing.
Our first priority is to help prevent people becoming homeless.
Tenancy assignment is where a joint or sole tenant wishes to pass on his or her tenancy to someone else.
Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for people of working age who are looking for work or on a low income.