DSS Lettings in Oxford
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Oxford Housing Benefit
Listed below are some useful links to help you with your search for houses or flats that allow housing benefit.
Oxford Resources and Property Links
Find information about DSS Letting in Oxford from the local council website, the site is packed with information and will give you guidance and advice on how to go get your next flat or house. Make sure you check the rest of the benefithousing Oxford pages first though as these are packed full of useful information and links for you.
Letting Agents in Oxford who take on DSS Tenants
Click on the logo of the letting agent to visit their own company website. If you find any links on the Benefithousing website they have all been verified as DSS, Housing Benefit or Local Housing Allowance friendly options so you can feel confident in contacting them about relevant rental properties or questions you may have.
Oxford Council Information
From the map you can view the location of Oxford Town Council Offices, click the sidebar name to view more details.
Oxford City Council Further Housing Information
There are many different aspects to finding a house to rent especially when you are looking for a DSS Letting in Oxford. This is just a quick guide to help you follow the process that may get you your next flat or house within Oxford and the surrounding areas.
This is a pain but it is very important, you need to put in the initial work and follow every avenue to try to find your rental property. Search the internet and approach the local estate agents directly, check the classified listings in newspapers and check notice boards in the local newsagents.
(2) Low Cost Housing Schemes
It maybe that you are eligible for low cost housing schemes with the Housing Association, part rent, part buy. It will depend on your circumstances and any income you have as to whether this would be an option for you. More Information Soon
(3) Private Sector Rentals
This is often the hardest sector to break into as many landlords do not take tenants on housing benefit or dss in Oxford. There are ones out there though and assistance can be gained by the local council housing office. Many of the letting agents require a tenancy of 6 months to 12 months and often a deposit is required up front, more information on Private Sector Rentals can be gained from the local council website.
(4) Renting from the Council
The Housing Association are closely tied in with the local council and between them they offer affordable accommodation to many different people from all types of circumstances across Oxford. It is worth adding your name to the register, however there are a limited number of opportunities that become available each year. For more information on this scheme you can click here. Affordable Housing Scheme Oxford.
Local Housing Allowance Oxford
A new way to calculate housing benefit entitlement is by the method of Local Housing Allowance. This has been introduced since April 2008 and more information on this method can be found below.