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Private landlords that accept DSS

Follow our easy steps to help you find a property to rent in the UK.

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Calculate your income

Work out your total income including employment and benefit entitlement.

To apply for property advertised by private landlords that accept DSS tenants, you will need to be able to demonstrate proof of your current income.

All of our properties have an affordability figure that your income must meet to be able to proceed with an application.

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Income calculator

Are you in employment?

Your income from benefits?

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Calculate your affordability

Understanding how much you can afford to pay in rent.

Affordability calculator

Your annual income (from step 1)

per year

If your affordability is lower than the rent or you are unemployed, a guarantor may be required.

A guarantor is an employed person who signs a contract agreeing to pay rent or cover damage to a property if you are unable to.

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Check your credit score

Learn your credit score before applying for property to rent.

Most private landlords that accept DSS tenants will require tenant reference checks including a 6 year credit history, regardless of whether you are in receipt of benefits or not.

Get your Experian credit report and you will:
  • See a clearer picture of your financial history
  • Know where you stand before applying to rent
  • Have access to more properties

* You can check your credit score as many times as you like without affecting it!


Search for a property to rent

If you are able to show proof of income, affordability and clear credit file, your application may be considered by private landlords that accept DSS tenants.