Furnished tenancies

Tenancy Scheme

Moving into a new home can be difficult as well as exciting. To help those who may not have the basic items needed to set up a home, such as a bed, sofa, fridge etc. the council has 3 schemes available.

  • Full furnished tenancy
  • Set Carpet Package
  • Set White Goods Package

There will be a charge for any items supplied, which may be covered by housing benefit if you are on a low income.

How to apply for a furnished tenancy

If you would like to know more about furnished tenancies, please contact one of our Furnished Tenancy Officers. Contact details are in the panel on the right of this page.

If you would like to be considered for a furnished tenancy, please indicate this on your housing application form or when you are contacted if you have successfully bid for a council property.

If you already have a furnished tenancy

Please remember that you are responsible for keeping the furnishings in good condition. Any damage should be reported to the Furnished Tenancy Officer straight away.

You must let Housing staff into your home to carry out yearly tests on electrical goods and inspect other goods provided through the furnished tenancies scheme.