Find rented accommodation

Help to find a home to rent

If a guest cannot find a new host, they can look for private rented housing.

There is a helpful guide from the government on how to rent in England:

Rents in East Sussex are high, compared to average incomes. This makes it hard to find an affordable home to rent. It may be worth considering other areas of the UK. 

There is also information available about renting:

If you claim benefits to help with rent, Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the maximum you could get. You get this as Universal Credit and you can check the LHA for the area you want to move to.

LHA rates are a lot lower than rent, so guests must make up the difference. You need to be sure you can afford to move into rented housing.

You can also find information on renting in ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.

Financial help for guests

Help is available from Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA). Guests can apply for help with:

  • Deposit and holding fee
  • One month’s rent in advance
  • Six months guarantor agreement between the landlord and SCDA
  • Help towards the cost of furnishing a property up to £500

This support is a grant that goes to landlords, letting agents or suppliers. You will not be given the grant directly.