If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness and do not have savings or access to monies to pay a bond the Vale of Glamorgan’s housing solutions team may be able to help. They will assess your housing needs and if you meet the criteria for assistance through VATS may be able to offer the Landlord a bond guarantee certificate. If you are in receipt of qualifying benefits there are other organisations or charities that may be able to help. These are:
- The Tabernacle Church on 02920 702690
- Your local department of works and pension (job centre)
If you have a live Housing Benefit claim you can apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment for help with a bond and rent in advance.
Remember if you pay your landlord a cash bond they must by law deposit it under one of the Governments authorised tenancy deposit schemes, they must inform you within 30 days which scheme they have deposited it in.