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Housing Needs
Lewes District Council
Southover House
Southover Road
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1AB


Tel: 01273 484006 / 484007
housingneeds@lewes.gov.uk

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Renting In The Private Sector

What to consider when renting from a private landlord and the information and money that may be required.

You can rent a property direct from a landlord or more usually through a letting agent.

You will usually be asked to provide a deposit of approximately one month's rent and a month’s rent in advance. You may be eligible for help through our Rent Deposit Scheme.

An employer’s reference, references from previous addresses and a guarantor may all be requested when submitting an application.

In addition you may be required to undergo a credit check. This will look at your financial history.

Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme

All deposits taken by landlords and letting agents must be protected by a government-authorised tenancy deposit scheme. This means the money is stored in a third-party account, not the landlord’s.

Documents

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PDF Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies Guide (0.67mb)

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PDF Student Accommodation Guide (2.49mb)

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PDF Illegal eviction booklet (0.33mb)

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PDF Notice that you must leave (0.34mb)