Reception-Rick_Billy_1000Rent Deposit Scheme

The SeAscape scheme operates by providing a written Guarantee to Landlords in place of a cash deposit.

The Guarantee is for 12 months to give the Tenants time to build up their own deposit funds.


hi_big_e_min_blueThe Guarantee covers

  • Damage to property/inventory items beyond fair wear and tear.
  • Rent arrears (subject to local Housing Allowance payable).

It does not cover

  • Fair wear and tear
  • Rent in advance
  • Utility bills unpaid
  • Charges for services or utilities


Who we can help

Applicants must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  1. Be 16 years of age or over.
  2. Be on a low income and/or Benefits.
  3. Be unable to afford the total amount for a cash deposit.
  4. Be homeless, likely to become homeless or in housing need.

Helping Tenants

  • Find accommodation.
  • Providing a deposit guarantee.
  • Obtain housing benefit.
  • Set up and manage a tenancy.
  • Find shared accommodation.

Helping Landlords

  • Find tenants for their property.
  • Set up a sustainable tenancy.
  • By providing a rent deposit guarantee.
  • Mandate housing benefit.
  • With advice on letting.


Rick Bamford
Landlord Liaision Officer
01292 271009
Julie Mathieson
Pre-tenancy Support Worker
01292 271009