Rent Express Scheme

Subject to eligibility, our Rent Express scheme can help people access private rented accommodation. It could offer up to one month's rent in advance, up to one month's deposit guarantee, and up to one month's rent guarantee.

To make an application, all of the following must apply. You must:

  • have been a resident in or have a strong local connection to Stratford-on-Avon District (normally 6 months)
  • have savings of less than £1,000
  • be homeless or threatened with homelessness

The Deposit Guarantee is offered in place of the usual cash deposit, but provides the same level of security to landlords, and the Rent Guarantee protects landlords where rent arrears are outstanding at the end of the tenancy.

For further information on the Rent Express scheme, please use the self-help guides below:

If you are living in a property or rent out a property where the Rent Express scheme was used and are experiencing problems, or are thinking of terminating the agreement, please contact us.

For further information and advice, please contact the Housing Advice team:

Last updated on 28/11/2018

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