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Freedom of information request response - 06505

FOI request

FOI ID number
06505
Regarding
Tenancy Deposit Schemes
Request

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information.

  1. Does your local authority have a scheme to assist people with the costs of renting a property, for example with a tenancy deposit?
  2. Does the scheme provide:
    a. cash
    b. a loan
    c. guarantee or bond
  3. What is the budget for the scheme for the financial year 2019/20?
  4. What are the eligibility criteria for the scheme/who can apply?
  5. How can people apply for help from the scheme? (If via the website, can you please provide the URL?)

Our response

Response
  1. Does your local authority have a scheme to assist people with the costs of renting a property, for example with a tenancy deposit?

Yes, deposit and rent in advance.

  1. Does the scheme provide: a. cash b. a loan c. guarantee or bond (guarantee),

BACS transfer direct to the landlord, on occasions this is given as a loan and the client repays us.

  1. What is the budget for the scheme for the financial year 2019/20?

Eden District Council does not have a set budget for the deposit guarantee scheme, and this is funded via the Councils homelessness prevention budget

  1. What are the eligibility criteria for the scheme/who can apply?

Low income and a local connection to Eden.

  1. How can people apply for help from the scheme? (If via the website, can you please provide the URL?)

Via an application form. See attached.

Response date
18 November 2019