Engagement and Support (Housing Options) team
Our Engagement and Support team can provide you with information, assistance and advice to help you to resolve your housing situation. If you would like to talk to our Engagement and Support officers about any of the areas below please call 01252 774420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also access information about a range of other services that offer advice, guidance and support through our Housing Directory of Services.
If you are looking for private rented accommodation you could try contacting:
These websites are for information only and not a recommendation from the Council.
If you are a tenant or landlord and would like information and advice on your rights and responsibilities, how to deal with disagreements and fair rents, you may find the following websites useful:
Landlords can also visit:
If you are unable to raise your own deposit you may be eligible for our Deposit Guarantee Scheme. For further information please contact the Engagement and Support team.
If you are a Landlord interested in renting out a property please contact our Engagement and Support team for further information on 01252 774420.
Housing Association Properties
Hart District Council does not own any council properties, or garages, but we do provide a housing register for people who want a home from one of the Housing Associations in the Hart District. Hart implemented a new Allocations Policy on 15 June 2015. You can apply to join the register by completing our online form at the Hart Homes website. There are also charitable organisations that can provide affordable housing in Hart subject to meeting certain qualifying criteria.
There is a national Home Swapper service available for social housing tenants who may be looking to exchange their homes either locally or nationally. Further information is available on the HomeSwapper website.
If you are 16 or 17 and can no longer stay in your home please contact our Housing Options Team who will go through the options available to you. You can get some useful information from our leaflet Housing for Young People.
Older persons housing
There are a variety of ways to find suitable accommodation in the Hart District.
Hart District Council provide a Housing Register for people who want a home from one of our Housing Associations in the Hart District. There are a variety of different accommodation types available including for over 55's, sheltered and Extra Care Schemes. You can apply for older person’s accommodation at Hart Homes. For further information please contact the Engagement and Support team.
If you would like further advice on help with staying in your own home or on the options available for moving on, you may find the following website useful:
Here's a 10 minute video showcasing the older persons housing facilities at Campbell Place in Fleet
Service and ex-service personnel
Haig Housing is the leading UK provider of rental housing for ex-Service people.
Shared ownership/Help to Buy schemes
There are a number of schemes available for people who are unable to afford to buy a home without some financial help through one of the governments' affordable home ownership products. The Help to Buy agent which covers affordable home ownership options within the Hart area is Help to Buy Agent 3.
Help to Buy Agent 3 has information on a variety of help to buy schemes on their website, and can also be contacted directly by calling 0800 4561188.
Rural and Community-Led Housing
The Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing (HARAH) partnership which Hart District Council is currently part of was formed in 2005 to address the need for affordable housing in the villages of Hampshire. An opportunity to review this partnership has recently arising because of the current partnership arrangement coming to an end, and as a result of this review, a new partnership - Hampshire Homes Hub (HHH) has been formed which Hart District Council will be part of when it is launched in April 2020.
This new Hampshire-wide service will offer support and guidance to communities within Hampshire who are looking to develop rural housing within their community, and will also offer a variety of resources to communities who are looking to develop community-led housing within both rural and town settings.
More information on current rural housing sites located within the Hart district can be found by viewing Rural Exception sites in Hart. Please note that rural exception properties are allocated in line with strict local connection criteria, and are subject to a stringent mutual exchange criteria.
New developments in Hart
Over the past 3 years, over 300 new affordable homes have been provided within the Hart district, with further Affordable Housing being delivered throughout the next year.
On new developments we work with the developer and Registered Providers (housing associations), who have demonstrated they are committed to providing a high level of service to their customers locally. An informal guide has been developed which sets out the Council's objectives for new-build affordable housing and reflects the aims of our Housing Strategy 2020-2025.
You can also visit Homes England for more information about the Affordable Homes Programme.
The Housing Service is working closely with our Planning Section on the Local Development Framework and Core Strategy for Hart to ensure the affordable housing needed is delivered as part of the plans for the future of Hart.
On 30 September 2013 Hart District Council withdrew the Local Plan: Core Strategy under section 22(1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
The Council has adopted an Interim Housing Delivery Strategy to guide development in the district whilst a new Local Plan is being prepared
The Housing Strategy is the overarching document which focuses on the key aims that we need to deliver.