The Deposit Guarantee Scheme may help you if you urgently need housing but do not have enough money to pay the deposit. You will need to meet certain conditions to qualify for our help.
Please contact the Housing Options Section to discuss your situation on 01483 523188 .
If you qualify for help, we can issue a deposit bond to your prospective landlord in place of a cash deposit. The deposit bond has a maximum value of eight weeks rent, although we do not guarantee to provide the full amount for you. The amount you get will depends on your circumstances and budget available.
If you are entitled to Housing Benefit, the Deposit Guarantee Scheme offers you faster processing of any Housing Benefit claim you make. Find out more about Housing Benefit