Rentstart – Rebuilding Lives in our Community

Spelthorne Rentstart’s core service is a rent deposit scheme that assists 18+, single people and childless couples on low incomes to gain access to accommodation in the private rented sector.


The Spelthorne Rentstart Extra builds on the core service, to provide additional support, advice and assistance to clients with multiple and complex needs. The project offers intensive on-going tenancy
support and Project Officers work collaboratively with statutory and voluntary organisations to co-ordinate the most appropriate support for the individual.

Contact us for more information or to self-refer:
email: info@spelthornerentstart.org.uk
Tel: 01784 446422

The Core Service
Spelthorne Rentstart’s (SRS) core service is a Rent Deposit Scheme that assists single people and childless couples on low incomes to gain access to accommodation in the Private Rented Sector.
The Rent Deposit Scheme provides landlords with a guarantee bond (up to a maximum of one month’s rent) in place of a traditional cash deposit. The security bond (a formal agreement) protects the landlord from rent arrears and damage to the property. Claims can be submitted by landlords in case of property damage as a result of a tenant’s actions, or failure to meet rent requirements at the end of the tenancy.
All clients accepted onto the scheme are vetted, will have demonstrated that they are willing to engage with SRS, are able to live independently and maintain the conditions of their tenancy to make it a lasting success.

The Spelthorne Rentstart Extra Project
The Spelthorne Rentstart Extra project builds on the existing core service, to provide additional support, advice and assistance to clients with multiple and complex needs, and their landlords. Supported by The Big Lottery Fund, the project offers intensive on-going tenancy support and Project Officers work collaboratively with statutory and voluntary agencies, to coordinate the most appropriate support for the individual.

Benefits to landlords:
• List of potential suitable tenants, prevent void periods and free of charge
• Deposit bond & cash rent in advance
• Free ‘Right to Rent‘ checks as required by law
• Free tenancy agreement set-up
• Free inventory / property condition report
• Accompanied viewings
• Comprehensive tenancy support for each tenant
• End of tenancy inspections
• You can help an individual in need of housing to make an independent start in life

To be eligible for the scheme, landlords must:
• Ensure that the property meets the basic safety standards.
• Be willing to let to individuals receiving benefits or on low incomes.
• Work collaboratively with us to resolve any issues that may arise.
• Inform us before taking any action to end the tenancy.

Contact us
For further information on Spelthorne Rentstart or the Spelthorne Rentstart Extra project,

please contact us.
Email:
Bryan Pilgrim, Manager – b.pilgrim@spelthornerentstart.org.uk
Meena Chahal, Project Manager – meena@spelthornerentstart.org.uk

Tel: 01784 446422
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Twitter: @RentstartSpelth