Rent in Advance
Most social landlords require new tenants to provide rent in advance before they move into their new home.
Typically the amount required is between two and four weeks rent. The rent for each property, and rent in advance, will vary for every property, but each advert will tell you what the rent is for the property, and what rent in advance is required.
It is important that you begin to save for a rent in advance as soon as possible. If you are nominated for a property, but are unable to pay the rent in advance, the social housing landlord may not offer you the property.
The GOV.UK website for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, Council Tax Reduction, Carer’s Allowance, Universal Credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start work or change your working hours. You can also use the benefits calculator to estimate all your entitlements including Universal Credit.
Use an independent benefits calculator to find out:
- what benefits you could get
- how to claim
- how your benefits will be affected if you start work
These are free to use, anonymous, and have replaced the Benefits Adviser service.