Looking for a place to rent in the private sector is one of the quickest ways of finding somewhere to live. Some private tenancies are furnished which makes it easier to set up your first home. If your income is low there are several private sector access schemes that can help you.
Private Rented Workshop
Looking for a Private Rented home? Join us at one of our weekly Private Rented Workshops for advice and guidance on how to navigate services, including relationship building with landlords and letting agents.
Tuesday at the One Stop Shop (The Hollies), Midsomer Norton, 1.30p.m to 4.00p.m, Thursdays at the One Stop Shop, Civic Centre, Keynsham, 1.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m, and Fridays at the One Stop Shop, Manvers Street, Bath, 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Our dedicated Private Rented Officer, Anne, is committed to assisting people find a home. Let Anne help you access a wider range of private rented properties and maximise your chances of being accepted as a tenant.
Please contact Housing Options on 01225 396296 in advance of the Workshop you are interested in attending.
How to Rent
The government published How to Rent guide is intended to help tenants understand their rights and responsibilities when looking for a home in the private rented sector. The last update of the guide was in July 2018 and can be found here:
Home Turf Lettings helps single individuals and families on low incomes and/or claiming benefits to find safe and affordable private rented accommodation in Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bristol.
Contact Home Turf Lettings on 0117 301 2560
Helps homeless people on low income find a landlord who accepts payment via Housing Benefit.
Contact Julian House on 01225 354780
Helps homeless people with priority need and low income with tenancy costs through a repayable loan arranged with Bristol Credit Union.
Contact Housing Options and Advice Team on 01225 396296