If you are homeless now or at risk of becoming homeless, you should contact the Housing Options Team as soon as possible.
We will be able to provide advice, help and assistance if you are homeless or going to be homeless. We may be able to prevent your homelessness by talking to your landlord if you are in rent arrears or your mortgage lender if you cannot afford to keep up with your monthly payments.
If you are not able to stay in your home we may be able to help you find alternative housing either in private rented housing or social housing.
If you have been served notice to leave your property by your landlord please contact us as soon as possible. DO NOT give up your accommodation if you have nowhere else to go.
If you have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) agreement your landlord must give you at least 2 months notice to leave and your landlord cannot legally evict you without a bailiffs warrant from the court.
If you have any other type of tenancy agreement or a license agreement and your landlord has given you notice then please talk to the Housing Options Team as soon as possible.
If we are unable to assist you we will refer you to the relevant supporting agencies.
How are we using your information?
If you have had contact with the Housing Options Team recently, we will share some information about your circumstances and those of your household with the Department for Communities and Local Government. However, it will not include any of your personal details (name, address, date of birth).
How will this affect you?
It will not affect your benefits, services or any treatment that you get. Your information will be anonymous in research findings, and handled with care in accordance with the law.
Why is your information being shared?
We are sharing your information to help improve the services your household and other households receive in the future.
For more information about this, visit the Trailblazer Homelessness Prevention Project page
MOD Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme
The MOD has launched a scheme that allows defence personnel to apply for a loan to meet the cost of a deposit for a rental property.
If you are serving or ex-MOD personnel then we may be able to help you with the cost of moving to affordable private rented accommodation.
Find out more information here.