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Advice and information for council tenants, homeowners and private renters.

Information and advice

Housing Futures

At a meeting on 7 December 2022, Mayor and Cabinet agreed proposals to bring the housing management services currently provided by Lewisham Homes under the direct control of Lewisham Council. Work is now underway to transfer staff and services over to the Council by the end of 2023.

Housing benefit

Housing benefit is a scheme to help people pay their rent to us, a housing association or a private landlord.

Reporting damp and mould in your home

Find out how to report issues with damp and mould in your rented home.

Get housing support

Get housing advice, find somewhere to live or get help with homelessness.

Information for social housing tenants

Advice if you are already a social housing tenant.

Advice for private tenants

Information for people who live in privately rented accommodation.

Information for landlords

Information for landlords about leasing or letting your property to people on our housing list and about house in multiple occupation (HMO) licences.

Council tax reduction scheme

​If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for a reduction in council tax.

Advice for homeowners

Information for homeowners about emergency loans, planning, rubbish and recycling and grants and loans.

Grants and loans to improve your home

Home owners, private tenants and private sector landlords may be eligible for a grant or interest-free loan for home maintenance and other costs.

Housing strategy and policies

Information about our housing strategy and policies.

Partners and duty to refer

If you are a public organisation you can tell us about someone who could be homeless.

No recourse to public funds

Information for social workers and professionals about no recourse to public funds, our procedures, duties and responsibilities.

Empty and derelict properties

Report an empty property or find out how to bring your empty property back into use.

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