Help and advice in finding privately rented accommodation

If you're looking for a home, private renting is often the quickest way to find housing, and offers a great deal of choice.

You might need to:

  • pay a deposit
  • pass a tenancy reference
  • pay rent in advance

Properties come as either unfurnished, or furnished, and may or may not have white goods (for example, a washing machine). You'll need to check these details when considering a property.

Property websites

  • Rightmove is a helpful property website for renting or buying.
  • Zoopla browse houses and flats for sale and to rent, and find estate agents in your area.

Rent a Room

Do you have a spare room in your property, and looking to share your housing/living costs with other people? If you already have a lodger or are thinking about letting furnished rooms in your home, you can receive up to £4,250 a year tax-free with the government's Rent a Room Scheme.

Are you a single person or couple looking for accommodation then have you tried looking for a flat share or house share and reduce your costs; SpareRoom is a very helpful site and have 10,000’s rooms available online right now!