Refuse & Recycling collections operating as normal on Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday (27th and 28th May). Council Offices are CLOSED Monday and Tuesday. Leisure Centres CLOSED Monday only.
Do You Need Help and Support Finding Privately Rented Accommodation?
The Rent Deposit Scheme
- Are you looking for privately rented accommodation?
- Are you unable to afford a deposit?
- Are you homeless or threatened with homelessness?
- Are you on a low income and/or claiming benefits and entitled to Local Housing Allowance?
- Do you live within the Borough of North Warwickshire?
- Are you able to live on your own in a privately rented property?
If you have answered yes to all of the questions above you might be entitled to join the Council's Rent Deposit Scheme.
The Rent Deposit Scheme can offer:
- A Paper Bond Guarantee - we will guarantee your bond with the letter and you save up with the credit union to pay for the bond
- Assistance finding a privately rented property
- Information on privately rented accommodation
- Local Housing Allowance advice and help with the completion of Local Housing Allowance Forms
What would you have to do?
- Save up for your own bond during your tenancy with 'New Way Credit Union'
- Keep to the terms of your tenancy agreement
- Respect your neighbours
- Refund any money that the bond scheme pays on your behalf (If there is a claim made on the bond when you leave your tenancy.)
Questions and Answers
Q. Do the council pay cash for the bond?
A. No, a paper bond guarantee
Q. What is a paper bond?
A. A paper bond guarantee is a legally binding agreement that is given to the landlord instead of a deposit.
Q. Is there a limit to the size of the paper bond?
A. Yes. The size of the bond will depend on your needs. For example, we wouldn't pay a bond for a 4 bedroom house for a single person.
Q. What happens if the rented accommodation is damaged?
A. If there is a claim made on the bond after you leave the property you will be expected to refund the council.
Q. How long does it take to issue a bond to the landlord?
A. Once you have been interviewed we will, if necessary, get references from your employer, social worker or previous landlord if possible, so the time to issue a bond varies from person to person. We do try to issue a bond as soon as possible.
Want to find out more?
Contact the Housing Division on:
Telephone: 01827 715341
Write to: North Warwickshire Borough Council, The Council House South Street, Atherstone Warwickshire CV9 1DE