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Tenants Handbook
Please click here to view our Tenants’ Handbook. If you would like a copy of the handbook sent to you please contact our Customer Care team on 020 8915 2000. If you require a language translation of any of our publications, please contact us on the above number or email:


Housing Applications
By joining the Housing Register you can apply for Council and Housing Association accommodation or, if you are already a tenant, apply for a transfer to a more suitable property. To apply online to join the Housing Register, click here.

All applications are assessed in line with the Council’s Housing Needs & Allocations Policy. To see a summary of this policy and how priority is awarded, download the HomeChoice brochure here.

Copies of the brochure are also available from the Civic Office.

If you would like to apply to the Housing Register, please contact us by using one of the methods below:

• By Phone on 020 8770 6080, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm

• By Minicom on 020 8770 5178

• By Fax on 020 8770 5665 

• By letter to Housing Centre, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EA

• By e-mail at

Click here to find out more information on how to apply for housing in Sutton

Properties are advertised on the website every week from Thursday to Sunday and, providing you are registered on the Council's Housing Register, you can bid for the properties that you are interested in. All property adverts will indicate whether there are any additional criteria that you must fulfill in order to bid. Tenants living in regeneration areas, who have been officially notified by council officers that they are in a current decent programme, can now choose and bid for their new homes through Sutton HomeChoice, to visit the Sutton HomeChoice website click here.

For information regarding Void Properties, click here.

Housing Advice
The Housing Advice Service in Sutton provides advice and assistance on a wide range of housing related problems. Many people living in accommodation in the private sector are unsure of their rights and are unsure where they can go for help. Also, many landlords renting out accommodation are not aware that the Housing Advice Service can offer impartial advice regarding problems they may experience with their tenants. For further information please visit the London Borough of Sutton's website. 

Right to Buy
This scheme is available to existing council tenants and enables them to purchase the property they currently live in at a discount. To qualify you must have been a tenant for a minimum period of 5 years. For more information, a booklet and an application form please contact the Home Ownership Mobility Initiative Officer on 020 8770 6080 or view the London Borough of Sutton website, click here.

For information regarding the Right to Exchange scheme, click here.

Last Updated: Thursday 09 March 2017