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Crawley Deposit Service

What is the Crawley Deposit Service?

The Crawley Deposit Service offers private landlords a guarantee in place of a cash deposit, in order to help people who are in receipt of benefits or on low incomes secure accommodation in the private rented sector.

Please call 01293 438282 / 01293 438415 for more information or complete an Enquiry Form


Who can get help from the Crawley Deposit Service?

To apply for the service applicants must meet the following criteria:

o Permanent employment in Crawley

o Lived in Crawley for six out of the last twelve months or three out of the last five years

o Have immediate family (a parent, brother or sister) who has lived in Crawley for the last five years or more

Terms & Conditions:

How can I apply to the service?

You can enquire directly to Crawley Borough Council's Housing Help Point or to another advice agency in Crawley. If necessary a housing advice interview will be booked for you, during the interview you will be given advice on your housing options and assessed for your suitability to apply to the Crawley Deposit Service.

What happens next?

If you meet the criteria of the Crawley Deposit Service you will be advised during your housing advice interview as to whether the council would sponsor a tenancy via the service. If accepted you will need to provide further information about yourself, such as identification and proof of income.

Once you have been accepted onto the service you are then able to start hunting for a property.

Once you have found a property

So we have accepted you onto the service, you have found a property and the landlord will accept Crawley Borough Council's guarantee. You will then need to contact the Crawley Deposit Service and let them know, they will then arrange a time for an appointment. If you need to make a claim for housing benefit this will be done at the same time, however you will be expected to provide all the necessary original documents needed to make a claim.

Arrears or damages

At the end of the tenancy if your landlord makes a claim against the guarantee for any rent arrears or damage caused to the property, Crawley Borough Council will take steps to recover the cost of any claims paid out from you. You will not be considered for the Crawley Deposit Service in the future until you have paid all guarantee costs back to the council.

West Sussex Credit Union

West Sussex Credit Union As part of the terms and conditions of the service it is a requirement that you open a West Sussex Credit Union savings account in order to start saving for your deposit. Once you have saved the amount equivalent to the deposit guarantee, the money will be transferred to your landlord to keep as a cash deposit in one of the government-approved schemes and at this point the council deposit guarantee will be cancelled.

Are you a landlord with a property to rent?

If you are landlord and have a property you would like to rent through the Crawley Deposit Service it is now easier than ever. The Crawley Deposit Service offers private landlords a guarantee in place of a cash deposit. This can help people who are in receipt of benefits or on low incomes to secure somewhere to live in the private rented sector. To find out more information about the scheme complete this online form and a Rent Deposit Officer will contact you.

Useful links

01293 438282 or
01293 438415 01293 438762 crawleydepositservice@crawley.gov.uk click to email us
Crawley Deposit Service
Town Hall
The Boulevard
CRAWLEY
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ

Contact Us

tel: 01293 438282 or
01293 438415

fax: 01293 438762

email: click to email us

address:
Crawley Deposit Service
Town Hall
The Boulevard
CRAWLEY
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ

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