Estates: Council-owned land and property

About our property and estates service

Adur and Worthing Councils own and manage a diverse portfolio of land and property assets, including:

  • commercial units (industrial and retail)
  • farmland
  • Council-occupied offices
  • civic centres
  • leisure centres
  • historic monuments

Please note that local authority owned housing is not included in this portfolio:

  • In Adur: Local authority housing is managed by Adur District Council's housing service, Adur Homes.
    To find out more see: Adur Homes
  • In Worthing: Affordable housing in Worthing is managed by Worthing Homes.
    To find out more see: Worthing Homes website

The Property & Estates Team works to ensure that Council owned or occupied assets are maintained and managed as effectively and efficiently as possible. The income they generate helps support the delivery of core council services such as waste and recycling, housing and leisure and recreation.

Activities the Property & Estates Team carries out include:

  • lease and licence negotiations
  • property acquisition and disposal
  • valuation and appraisals
  • management of property income and expenditure
  • property inspection
  • property data collection
  • property information management
  • building condition reports
  • planned preventative maintenance programming
  • commissioning reactive building maintenance, repairs and renewals

Please note the above activities are only carried out on behalf of Adur & Worthing Councils and cannot be done on behalf of third parties.

Sites available to buy or let

Details of all of our properties or land that are currently available to purchase or rent can be found here:

Asset Management Plan

Adur & Worthing Councils' Property Asset Management Plan details how we plan and manage the Councils' estate to optimise financial return and commercial opportunities for the benefit of our communities; using our assets to stimulate regeneration, investment and growth across our region. To find out more please see:

For more information on why businesses choose to invest in Adur and Worthing, please see:


The Councils have made a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030, and we incorporate sustainability into all our decision-making to help deliver our SustainableAW objectives. To find out how we are working towards this goal, please see:

Land and property ownership enquiries

For information about a Council owned building or piece of land, please contact the relevant service:

For queries regarding land or property in a social housing area please contact:

We do not hold records of privately owned land or property. For information on privately owned property you will need to contact HM Land Registry:

For information regarding public roads and pathways, please see:

If your enquiry relates to other neighbouring councils please contact the appropriate local authority directly:

For all other enquiries, please contact the Property & Estates Team.

See also: Estates Management - Privacy Notice

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Page last updated: 10 August 2023

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