Find out about our free lettings service to landlords.
The Crawley Deposit Service assists homeless people to secure accommodation in the private rented sector. Having started a tenancy, tenants then save for a deposit over the duration of the tenancy in order to become independent of the Council in the future.
* Boom (formerly the West Sussex Credit Union) can be found in the Town Hall and can be contacted on 01293 438537 to open an account.
Referrals are through the Housing Help Point or Housing Options Team.
Q What size property can I afford?
A If you rely on housing benefit to pay your rent, the size of your household will determine the size of property to look for. Check the Local Housing Allowance rates for further information. Any shortfall in rent not covered by benefits will need to be met by you.
Q Am I a Council tenant?
A Use of this service does not make you a Council tenant, as the tenancy agreement is with a private landlord.
Q Will the Council pay my agency fees?
A The Council will not pay any fees incurred in accessing accommodation (e.g. letting agency fees).
Q What if I do not have a guarantor?
A The Council will not act as a guarantor. You will need to find someone who is a UK resident with sufficient earnings to cover the rental commitment should you fail to make a payment.
Q Where can I find somewhere to live?
A See advice about searching for private rented accommodation .
At the end of the tenancy if the landlord makes a claim (for rent arrears or damage to the property), Crawley Borough Council will recover the cost from the tenant. Any unpaid debt will affect the tenant’s ability to access social housing if they should apply to the housing register in the future.
tel: 01293 438282
fax: 01293 438762
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Crawley Deposit Service