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Homelessness prevention: private sector renting

An alternative to making a homeless application is considering renting accommodation through the private sector. Privately renting a property gives you, as a tenant, more control over important factors such as:

  • location
  • facilities
  • schooling
  • access to services

The Housing Options Service has a number of ways to help you into privately rented accommodation, including the rent deposit scheme, and we can provide you with details of local accommodation agencies. There are also other opportunities for getting financial assistance with paying your deposit or rent in advance.

Get more housing advice and find out how we can help you to find a new home.

Find out about all of the self-service advice from Housing Options.

How to contact us

In the first instance, it is best to telephone us. We will take brief details and advise you of how we propose to deal with your situation. If you cannot telephone, then we will see you at our office.