Would you like to let it through the Crawley Deposit Service? We have tenants waiting!
We can provide a reliable and quick service with no fees involved.
For more details call 01293 438282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Crawley Deposit Service offers private landlords a guarantee in place of a cash deposit, to help people secure accommodation in the private rented sector.
For more information:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Crawley Deposit Service