Housing Benefit/ Local Housing Allowance
If you’re on a low income and need financial help to pay all or part of your rent, you may be able to get Housing Benefit.
Housing benefit is paid by the local council and is based on the level of rent, your income, savings and personal circumstances and those living in your house.
You can claim housing benefit even if you do not receive any other benefits.
You may be eligible for housing benefit if you are receiving:
• Income Support / Jobseeker’s Allowance / Employment Support Allowance
• Pension Credit
• or if you are on a low income
Our landlords have been renting to Housing Benefit tenants for the last 15 years.
We welcome new applicants who are entitled to housing benefits.
You must have your own deposit in the first instance and in certain cases we will accept a lower deposit.
Our landlords may also require in certain cases a Guarantor for the tenancy and especially for new applicants for housing benefits. The guarantor can be any one over the age of 25. The guarantor has to be either in full time employment, retired or a property owner.
If we accept you as a tenant and you are planning to claim Housing Benefit, you will need to fill in a form, which you can get from the local council housing benefit office and we can assist you to fill that form.