The quickest way to find a property is online, on property search websites. You can easily search for the exact area you want and arrange viewings on websites.
Privately renting has many advantages such as:
you choose where you live
be near your support network, schools, employment, hospitals, your GP and other key services
you can find the property of your choice
you may be eligible for help towards your rent by claiming housing benefit or universal credit These are welfare benefits to assist residents to pay their rent. The amount you receive depends on your income, savings, capital and other factors.
Where to look for private rented accommodation
If you have access to the internet you can look for properties on the following property sites:
Discretionary housing payment If you receive housing benefit but have difficulty meeting any shortfall in your rent and your landlord refuses to reduce the rent, you can apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment.
Universal Credit (UC) UC replaced some benefits which are administered by the Department for Work and Pensions.
If you find your own privately rented property, we may be able to assist in funding deposit, rent in advance and presenting incentives to the landlord to offer the tenancy. If you would like to make an application for this funding, call us on 01895 556666 to discuss this further.