Finding Private Rented Accommodation

How to find Private Rented Accommodation

You can find properties to rent by checking websites, such as:

This list is not exhaustive and we do not recommend any particular sites.

You can also check local newspapers, shop notice boards and local social media groups

We would suggest that you register with as many local letting agencies as possible and keep in weekly contact with them. Properties which come onto websites such as Rightmove may already have a list of people waiting to go and see it so make sure you are on that waiting list. Some landlords do not use agents and will advertise directly when they have vacancies.

Agents often require fees for admin or credit card checks. Be careful about paying fees if you are not sure you will pass these checks and ensure there is a genuine offer of accommodation before you part with any money.

If you are on low wages or benefits your landlord may require a guarantor. If this is likely to be necessary, try to ask a friend or family member in advance, to agree to act as a guarantor.