At Knights Lettings, we often get asked the question “do you have any rental properties that accept housing benefit?” and the answer is yes!
Everyone’s circumstances are different when it comes to finances and benefits. At Knights Lettings, we work with tenants and landlords to help them find a property and rental agreement that suit both parties.
If you’re looking for a rental property, but have some questions regarding your eligibility whilst you’re on benefits, here are some FAQ’s that may help you:
I have been looking on your website for a rental property, and found a number of properties that I like, but they all say “No DSS”. Does this mean I wouldn’t be able to rent the property?
Not necessarily. Even if the property advert says ‘No DSS’ it is always worth contacting our lettings team as sometimes a landlord will make exceptions. You can call Knights Lettings on 01446 701333 or pop down to see us on High Street in Barry.
What information would you need from me to be able to rent a property if I am on housing benefit?
If you receive housing benefit and are applying for a rental property, we would usually require the following:
- Proof that the tenant is in receipt of enough benefits to cover the rent.
- The details of a financial guarantor for the tenant.
- The tenant passes the credit checks that Rent4Sure carry out for us.
Why can some landlord make the exception and not others?
We do have some landlords that have a clause in their mortgage agreement stating that they are unable to have any tenants on DSS. Also, sometimes in blocks of apartments there will be a clause in the lease stating that a landlord is not allowed a tenant on DSS.
Where can I find out what properties you have available to rent?
All of our properties are listed on our website, www.knights.uk.com. But you can also find properties on RightMove, Zoopla and On The Market.
If you would like more information about renting a property with Knights, whether you are in receipt of housing benefit or not, please get in touch with our lettings team who will be more than happy to help.
You can pop in to see us on High Street in Barry, or call us on 01446 701333.
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If you are looking for a professional, reliable local lettings agent in Barry, get in touch with Knights Lettings today, and one of our team will be happy to help.