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Rent Deposit Scheme

The Rent Deposit Bond Scheme is where Epsom & Ewell Borough Council can assist people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness with a deposit bond or cash deposit to help them rent a property in the private rented sector.

The Rent Deposit Officer will liaise with private landlords or agents, give advice on welfare benefits and assist with setting up the tenancy, organise the bond or cash deposit and will provide on-going tenancy sustainment

To be considered for the scheme you must be homeless or threatened with homelessness, have a local connection with the borough and have no other means of being able to fund a deposit yourself.  We must be satisfied that you can manage a tenancy, both financially and how the property will be looked after.

You will also need a Housing Options interview with a Housing Options Officer before you can be referred to the scheme.

There are two different scheme; one is for single people and couples and the other is for people with families or people who are considered to be in priority need.

Please read the Rent Deposit Scheme for single people & couples factsheet for more information.

Please read the Rent Deposit Scheme for families & priority need households factsheet more information.