The Council has a number of legal responsibilities towards residents in the private housing sector. If you are a homeowner, landlord or private sector tenant, we can provide you with a range of services including;
Click on the menu links on the right for more information.
Our aim is to achieve a more balanced housing market in Crawley. To assist we have a private sector renewal loans policy which explains the financial assistance available to home owners in Crawley for renovation or repairs. More details are on the links above.
The council also works in partnership with Mears Home Improvement Agency who is the Local Home Improvement Agency for Crawley. They provide services to private sector residents that help them maintain and improve their home.
Mears also maintains a Trades Register of local trades people and can provide reassurances regarding their reliability and quality of work. They can arrange quotes for intended work and provide advice while the work is being carried out.
Private Sector Renewal Strategy 2009-2011
Housing conditions have a major impact upon the health and wellbeing of individuals, households and communities. By tackling private sector housing renewal, we can improve the availability and condition of the housing stock as well as the wellbeing of our residents. Our Private Sector Housing Renewal Strategy for 2008-2011 is available for viewing below:
Crawley Private Sector Stock Condition Survey 2008
In 2008 Crawley BC commissioned a Private Sector Stock Condition Survey to report on the general condition of private sector dwellings within the town. Information regarding the socio-economic position of residents was also collected. The report provides valuable information on housing conditions within tenures as well as comparing wards across the town. The findings of the report will be used to inform decisions going forward on service delivery. A copy of the full report can be found below and anyone wanting further information can contact Chris Modder on 01293 438418.
Crawley Deposit Scheme
Housing Act 2004
Letting Your Property: a guide for landlords
Energy Smart – not-for-profit heating and solar hot water systems specialists
Audit Commission - Local Authority Strategic Involvement: Private Sector Housing
Disabled Facilities Grant – Find out more
Landlords Energy Savings Tax Allowance
Thinking about renting out your home? – Avoiding the pitfalls of private renting
Support for Private Landlords and Tenants
(01293) 438418 or
Private Sector Housing
West Sussex RH10 1UZ