Renting a home from a private landlord has a number of advantages including:
- Choice and mobility - Wide range of properties in different areas, often available to move into immediately
- Affordability - Can be cheaper than buying your own home. If you are on a low income you can also receive help to pay your rent by applying for local housing allowance.
Things to consider
When looking to rent privately you need to consider several things:
How do you find properties?
You will find private rented properties advertised through lettings and estate agents, real estate portal and property websites and local papers.
There are usually lots of properties to choose from across different areas in the borough.
Help and advice
There are organisations who can offer support on a things like benefits and welfare, debt and employment.
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