Private rented sector

The majority of people in need of a new or alternative home will not get an offer of social housing. 

You can contact our Housing Options Team using our online form to talk about your housing needs.

Contact the Housing Options team

To complete the form you will need:

  • your name address and contact details
  • your email address
  • details of you current living arrangements including any tenancy or rental agreements
  • details of your housing need

Ways to find a private rented home

Unless you are able to fund a mortgage, the private rented sector will be your best way of finding a new home. When you are looking for private rented accommodation, it is important to get regular information about vacancies. You should also follow it up the same day or as soon as possible.

To find private rented accommodation you can:

Things to consider

There several things to think about when you rent in the private sector.

Local Housing Allowance

The Local Housing Allowance will affect what properties you can rent if you rely on benefits to pay your rent.

Legal documents and agreements

When you rent in the private sector you may be asked to:


If you are on a low income you may be able to apply for:

Due to limited funds, we generally only make loans and bonds available to households with dependent children.

Our loan and bonds are discretionary and we decide if we are going to make them.

If we make you a loan, you will have to pay it back, usually through regular monthly instalments.

If we agree to provide a Deposit Bond this will usually only be for the first 12 months of your tenancy. You will need to save up over that time so that you can pay the deposit yourself when the bond expires.

Future moves

Credit Unions offer loans to their savers. You might want to think about starting to save towards a future move.


Housing Services

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End

Telephone: 01376 552525

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