Housing strategy costs reports

The Housing Costs Update and the Rent and Local Housing Allowance Comparison reports are produced by the Council’s Housing Strategy Team. The reports provide information on the City’s local housing market and supports the Housing Strategy 2009-2014 healthy homes, healthy lives, healthy city.

Housing costs update reports

The Housing Costs Update Reports are published quarterly. They have been designed to provide information and statistics on the city’s housing market.

The reports bring together information on the cost to buy and rent properties in the city and the effects the housing market has on the city’s residents.

The reports provide information on:

  • the cost and affordability of buying in Brighton & Hove
  • the cost and affordability of renting in Brighton & Hove
  • advertised cost to buy and rent in Brighton & Hove

Published housing costs update reports

The 2013 and 2012 quarterly reports on the costs of buying and renting in Brighton & Hove can be viewed here:

You can also view Housing Cost Update Reports published before 2012

Rent and Local Housing Allowance comparison reports

The Rent and Local Housing Allowance Comparison Reports are published monthly. They have been designed to provide snapshot comparisons on the rent and local housing allowances for the city and six neighbouring areas:

  • Worthing & Lancing
  • Shoreham & Southwick
  • Saltdean to Newhaven
  • Lewes
  • Burgess Hill & Hassocks
  • Seaford

The reports provide information on the affordability to rent in the different areas:

  • for single people under 35 and others sharing
  • for single people over 34
  • for couples without children
  • for families with children

Published rent and Local Housing Allowance comparison reports

The most recent monthly reports providing a snapshot on the affordability of rent in Brighton & Hove compared with neighbouring areas can be viewed here:

You can also view earlier Rent and Local Housing Allowance Comparison Reports.

Other publications

The Housing Strategy Team has also published other publications: