Housing Services

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The SmartMove team provide advice and assistance to single people or couples without children or not pregnant, who are homeless, threatened with homelessness or vulnerably housed.

We can help with:

  • Accessing emergency accommodation – including hostels and bed & breakfast
  • Identifying and applying to suitable housing providers
  • Finding suitable private sector accommodation
  • Providing private landlords with a guarantee bond in place of a traditional cash deposit
  • Advice on your rights and responsibilities in housing
  • Moving & settling into accommodation
  • Ongoing support to sustain the tenancy
  • Advice and assistance to landlords

Office Hours are Monday – Friday between 9.30am and 5.00pm


Letting Scheme

  • Eligible tenants will already be registered with our Smartmove Scheme
  • Bonds must be linked to a six month assured short hold tenancy
  • Bond renewal offered
  • Maximum value of bond £500
  • Bonds also considered for rooms in shared houses
  • We encourage tenants to save for their own cash deposit

We can help with

  • Finding suitable tenants for your vacancies
  • Providing you with a guarantee bond instead of the traditional cash deposit – so no need to use the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme
  • Moving & settling in tenants
  • Help completing Housing Benefit applications if required
  • Ongoing support to tenants to help them sustain the tenancy if required

Other help for Landlords

  • Opportunity to let your property quickly free of charge – we have clients waiting for suitable housing
  • Free inspection of your property and advice on property safety
  • Free inventory of your property
  • Free tenancy agreements for landlords signed up on our scheme
  • Free advice and information on tenancy matters
  • Advice on landlord responsibilities

We can act as mediators in case of disputes if required

Find out more about the Scheme...

Contact Us

Phone: 03444 111 303*
Fax: 01905 23354

*(Calls to this service cost the same as calling 01 and 02 numbers. Full details can be found on our website: www.adviceguide.org.uk)

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