Service for tenants

There are many good quality, affordable properties in Blackpool that will make a good home.

However, for some people finding a deposit is the only thing that stops them renting privately.

This is where our service can help:

  • We can provide the deposit paid against damage (subject to availability)
  • Depending on individual circumstances we may only be able to underwrite a bond up to the value of 4 weeks rent
  • We may be able to arrange for rent payments from housing benefit to be paid direct to the landlord approximately 4 weeks after tenancy start date, in accordance with housing benefit guidance

All properties are inspected and must be of a high standard, and our service offers support to both tenants and landlords.

Accessing the service

The service is available for Blackpool residents in need of housing who may be at risk of homelessness, or living in temporary or unsuitable accommodation.

You also need to have a local connection to Blackpool.

If you qualify to go on our waiting list, you will receive a letter to show to potential new landlords and letting agents.

We can help you find a suitable private tenancy or you can find your own property.

All properties must be inspected before you sign a tenancy agreement or move in, and the property must meet our property standards.

Applications cannot be made directly to My Blackpool Home. All referrals need to be made via the Housing Options service following a needs assessment.

Please contact the Housing Options service:

Our opening hours are:

Monday:  9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday:  9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday:  1.00pm - 5.00pm (9.00am - 5.00pm for telephone enquiries)
Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm 
Friday   9.00am - 4.30pm