Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme


  • Do you need a deposit to rent a private rented sector tenancy in Dumfries and Galloway?
  • Are you on a low wage or receive means tested benefits and live in Dumfries and Galloway?

Then the Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme may be able to assist you!

Most private landlords require a cash deposit as security before agreeing to a tenancy. This deposit covers the cost of any damage or losses at the property caused by the tenant.

The Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme assists people on low incomes who are unable to find a cash deposit by providing landlords with a rent deposit guarantee bond of up to one calendar month’s rent. The bond lasts the length of the persons tenancy.

How do I apply for the Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme?
You can make an application to us yourself over the phone. You can also be referred to us by the local authority Housing Options and Homelessness Team.

How do I find out about available private rented properties?
Every week we collate and produce updated information about available private rented tenancies. To view this weeks edition or download a copy go to the Downloads tab above.

To find out more about the Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme phone 01387 269161 or click here


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