Letwise

Project summary

Rent deposit or deposit guarantee scheme

Clients

Who is eligible?

People considered to be homeless and in priority need, People threatened with homelessness, Under 25s, People with mental health problems, People with physical disabilities

Client services

  • Assistance with finding properties in the PRS
  • Bond Guarantees
  • Fast track Housing Benefit service
  • Housing Benefit assistance
  • Information packs provided on the local area
  • Practical support for tenants (e.g. advice on setting up tenancy/deposit)
  • Property inspection
  • Referral to support services
  • Referrals to funiture projects
  • Relevant certificates obtained before tenancy (Gas Safety Certificate etc)
  • Tenancy support service

Support Services will do the signposting for other services including education/employment etc

How are referrals made?

Via the Homelessness Assessment Team and other support agencies

Landlords

Landlord services

  • Bond guarantee
  • Direct payment of Housing Benefit
  • Fast track Housing Benefit claims
  • Housing Benefit assistance
  • Inventory
  • Mediation services
  • Model tenancy agreements

The scheme also includes a landlord advisor

Location of landlord's properties

Inside local authority area, very occasionally outside local area

Other information

Type of organisation: Local authority

Last updated: 07/05/2014 10:15:43

Phone: 0161 234 4576

Fax: 0161 274 7066

Email:
letwise.admin@manchester.gov.uk

Website:
www.manchester.gov.uk

Town Hall Extension
Manchester
M60 2LA

Opening hours

Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm