Help with rent in advance

If you accept a home with us you will need to pay rent as soon as you get the keys to your new home. This means that you will need to pay one month’s rent in advance.

You may be able to get help with this by applying for one of the following:

  • Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)
    If you are eligible for Housing Benefit or Universal Credit then you may be able to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment to assist with the rent in advance payment.

    Discretionary Housing Payments are administered by the Local Authority (council) and most councils have an online application form. 

    For more information contact your local council or search for Discretionary Housing Payments on your local council website.
  • Budgeting Advance
    If you are in receipt of Universal Credit you can apply for a Budgeting Advance which is an interest free loan. To apply, please call 0843 455 7047.
  • Budgeting Loan
    If you are in receipt of Income Support, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance or Pension you can apply to the DWP for a Budgeting Loan, which is an interest free loan.

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    If you need help with this and are currently a tenant of one of our homes at Wheatley Homes Glasgow, Loretto, Wheatley Homes East or Wheatley Homes South then please get in touch with your housing officer to ask for an appointment with the Welfare Benefits Advisor.

    If you are not currently a tenant with us, you should contact Citizens Advice or your local councils Welfare Benefits Team.