Private renting

Renting privately can be the most realistic housing option given the extremely limited supply of social housing in this area.

Help to find a property and help with associated financial issues

If you are threatened with homelessness we may be able to help find private accommodation. Please contact our team about this.

We try to help all single homeless people to get some private accommodation. Please contact Spelthorne Rentstart on 01784 446 422 or email or visit the Spelthorne Rentstart website for further information.

The amount of help you can get depends on your age, the size and location of the property and your family circumstances.

For guidance on Housing Benefit if you are renting in Spelthorne please visit our Housing Benefit pages.

Please be aware that in most cases you will need to pay a deposit either to the landlord or the letting agent.  The landlord may also request the first months rent in advance. If you find a property via a letting or estate agent you may also be charged an administration fee.

Before you pay out any money at all please make sure you can afford it. Private sector rents are often more expensive than social housing rents.  If you are on a low income you can usually get some help, see above.