Social Lettings Agency

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A Social Lettings Agency provides a lettings service to those who may not be able to access private rented sector accommodation without help. Whether it is through homelessness, low income or an immediate housing need.

If you are eligible for the Social Lettings Agency we may be able to assist you with the rent in advance or the bond.

They work closely with the local authority's Housing Options service and will help you to successfully rent privately.

What property can I be offered?

The size and type of accommodation is based on your family size.  We aim to offer properties whose rental charge reflects the Local Housing Allowance. This is the amount of Housing Benefit that will be paid for a particular property size and individual family composition.

How long will I be able to live at the property?

The assured shorthold tenancy will initially run for six months however this depends on how you have conducted the tenancy and if the landlord is happy to extend your tenancy period.

If the landlord gives you notice through no fault of your own we will help you find alternative accommodation from our property portfolio.

Can I afford it?

The properties that are available through the Social Lettings Agency will have realistic rents. If you are renting through the social lettings agency then they will help to assess you finances to make sure you can afford the rental payments.

The Housing Options staff will also assist you with applications for any grants that may be available and any claims for Housing Benefit. They can also refer you to other agencies that could help you if you are experiencing problems with debt.