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Renting Privately

A very good range of houses and flats are available for rent from private landlords.

If you are on a low income, you may be entitled to claim benefits that will help you pay your rent.

To find homes that may be available to rent privately, try checking:

  • Estate agents
  • Local newspapers 
  • Letting agents in telephone directories like the Yellow Pages or Thomson Local Directory 
  • Private adverts in local shop windows or online
  • Family and friends

Key questions to ask before you rent

  • How much is the rent?
  • How much is the council tax?
  • What does the rent include?
  • Is the rent weekly, monthly or every 4 weeks?
  • Does the rent include the gas, electricity and water?
  • Is furniture included?
  • What condition is the building in?
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