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Rent deposit guarantee scheme

Helping people who want to live in the private rented sector

The Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme (or RDG scheme) provides a 'guarantee' on behalf of the tenant to the private landlord. The guarantee is to help you if you want to live in the private rented sector but can't raise the cash deposit yourself.

The RDG scheme is open to applicants:

  • seeking accommodation in North Lanarkshire
  • aged 16 years and over
  • who have a level of housing need
  • on a low income and therefore unable to raise the deposit on their own

Please contact your local housing office for information.  A local Housing Advisor will establish if there is a need for you to access the scheme or if there are more suitable housing options available to you.

The deposit is equal in value to one month's rent. If you claim housing benefit, then the deposit will be set at the Local Housing Allowance Rate per bedroom you need up to a four bedroom property.  

The rent deposit guarantee will last for six months. This can be renewed for a further six months depending on the circumstances and with agreement from both you as the tenant and the landlord.

The rent deposit will only be paid out if you leave without giving four weeks notice or property damage has occurred and is not covered by insurance. Any claim is limited to the value of the deposit guarantee.

 

Page last updated:
27 Oct 2020

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