We work in partnership with Private Landlords and Local Agents to offer a Housing Options Service to residents of East Hampshire District Council. We refer prospective tenants to landlords within the scheme on a weekly basis. There is no obligation to accept any person we refer, and the management of the tenancy remains the responsibility of the landlord.
Rent with us
We are able to refer prospective tenants to landlords who wish to work in partnership, and we will support subsequent tenancies through the ‘Tenancy Bond Scheme’.
We have a weekly list of properties available which we offer to prospective tenants we are working with.
To participate in the Tenancy Bond Scheme there is certain criteria that the property has to meet, and landlords have to fulfil certain duties.
How much rent can I charge?
Landlords manage their own properties and set their own rental charges. However the Bond Scheme can only support affordable tenancies. The Local Housing Allowance is our benchmark for affordable rents.
How will I get paid the rent?
Some tenants may receive housing benefit payments or Universal Credit. In most cases the tenants will pay the landlord directly, however there are some cases where benefit payments would be paid directly to the landlord.
- Housing benefit information (pdf 88 kb)
- Universal Credit guide for landlords (external link)
- Universal Credit - personal budgeting support and alternative payment arrangements information (external link)
What support will I receive?
Tenancies established under the Tenancy Bond Scheme are closely monitored by the Accommodation Liaison Officers. We initially set up an 8 week check up to contact the landlord to confirm that regular payments are being received and that the tenancy is running smoothly. We then complete 6 monthly reviews to contact both the landlord and tenant to ensure all is well. Should any issues arise, the Accommodation Liaison Officer works with both parties to improve communication and resolve any issues.
Frequently asked questions
- Tenancy Bond Scheme - FAQs from landlords (pdf 160 kb)
- Tenancy Bond Scheme - FAQs from tenants (pdf 160 kb)
- Private rented accommodation - Q&As (pdf 387 kb)
- How do I find a private rented property? (pdf 96 kb)
For more information, please contact Amelia Mahler, East Hampshire District Council Accommodation Liaison Officer, on 01730 234314.