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Advice for tenants

House front

If you are looking for a property to rent the SWeLT partnership can offer advice and assistance to help you maintain or secure accommodation.

The advice and assistance we can offer includes:

Deposit / Bond Guarantee schemes

For financial help to secure a property in the private sector SWeLT can offer various bond and deposit schemes.

Directgov - Local Housing Allowance (external link)

If you are out of work or on a low income you may be eligible for help with rent payments.

Private Renting Facts and Questions

Q & A's Some of the most common questions answered.

Tenant and Sharers fire safety advice

Important safety advice for Tenants and Sharers

Rent Arrears

For advice if you are struggling to make rent payments.

Housing Standards

Is your property in need of repair? Find out how SWeLT can help you with any disrepair issues.

Housing Law

Want to know your rights as a tenant? SWeLT offers a free advice service.

Affordable rents

Information about affordable rents and changes to tenancy types and rents.

Tenant Accreditation Scheme

Becoming an accredited tenant will help you to learn new skills whilst teaching you how to successful maintain a tenancy.

Homefinder Somerset

Complete an application form to join the list for social housing.

YMCA Tenant Ready Scheme

Available to anyone over the age of 16 in West Somerset and Sedgemoor.

Gives your access to

  • The Tenant Accreditation Scheme Module Workbook

  • The Passport Scheme

  • Assistance with bank accounts and benefits.

  • Access to a floating support worker (if deemed suitable and under the age of 25)

 The course can be taught in groups or on an individual basis.

When you have completed the course it is recorded on your Homefinder account, to show landlords that you have been through the scheme.

You will also receive a certificate to show Private Sector Landlords

The TRS Status is valid for 6 months. Access to a refresh of the scheme is also available.

For more information on these schemes please call 01278 726040

 


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