Private renting

3. Help with the cost of renting

Local Housing Allowance

Private renting can be expensive in this borough, but if you are on a low income or benefits you may be able to get some Local Housing Allowance (LHA) to help with your rent costs. You can find out how much benefit you might be able to get by using our benefit entitlement calculator. The actual amount of help you get will depend upon the bedrooms you need and the amount of income and capital that you have.

Council Tax Reductions

If you are on a low income, you may be entitled to Council Tax Reductions. For further information and to check your eligibility, visit our benefits webpage or call our Housing Benefit team on 01737 276497.

Tax Credits

If you work and/or look after children, you may be eligible for Tax Credits. Visit the Government website for more information.

 Further detailed information regarding financial help is available on our accommodation guide.