Housing Benefit (DSS)
If you are on Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance, you will be entitled to claim Housing Benefit and / or help with your Council Tax and possibly even if you are on a low income. As Letting Agents, we are no longer able to hold a stock of housing benefit forms or Pre-Tenancy Determination forms, which must now be collected from the relevant Local Authority.
Housing Benefit applicants will still be required to pay the Holding Deposit and have their first month’s rent available. In some cases, where the Local Authority are particularly slow in processing claims for benefit applications - you may be required to pay the rent for the period whilst your
claim is being assessed and no monies are being paid by the Council. We may also ask for 6 months ‘top up’ from you for first 6 months of the tenancy.
Electoral Role and Proof of Recidency
If you are not registered on the electoral role at your current address, you will need to provide proof of residency (i.e. utility bill or copy of tenancy agreement – if renting).