Housing Services

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Homelessness

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

We also provide the SmartMove DGS for Substance Misusers in Worcester City & Worcestershire (via referral from substance misuse agencies) and Offenders in Worcester City & Worcestershire (via referral from Probation) – appointments are available at these organisations offices. Please contact the SmartMove team on 01905 721897 or e-mail for further information on the services that we provide.

Landlords

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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