Can You Rent An Apartment On Unemployment Benefits?


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Robin Burden Profile
Robin Burden answered
When you're receiving unemployment benefits, you may also be eligible for housing benefits to help you pay for accommodation. 

Paying for your rent when you're unemployed There are a couple of factors that will affect what kind of benefits you can receive.

In the UK, unemployment benefits are usually not enough to cover the cost of private renting, so there are a couple of things you can do to help with rent payments.

Housing benefit and council tax benefit is paid out after your local council evaluates your circumstances.

You'll basically be awarded an amount based on your income, and your basic housing requirements.

There are a number of restrictions that apply to housing benefit (for example being a full-time student might mean you're ineligible) so I'd recommend doing some research into the criteria you'll need to meet before you fill out an application.

You may also qualify for a council house (subsidized housing), although the waiting list for this type of accommodation is very long.

For information on housing help, you can visit the DirectGov website, and The Citizen's Advice Beaureau is also a good source of information on this types of issue.
Jason Levy Profile
Jason Levy answered

According to me, Renting an apartment when you are unemployed can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. Both independent landlords and property management companies may be willing to rent to you if you show that you can pay your rent on time. Start your search early, prepare to document your finances and expect to negotiate.

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Charles Davis
Charles Davis commented
Your last two answers started with "according to me" or "I think" the questioner was not asking an opinion they wanted fact, so what you "think" or "feel' is immaterial. Firstly a land lord can enter your residence with a 24 hour notice, and Unemployment has little to do with your ability to pay your rent, it's your responsibility in paying it.
Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
You can, but only if your benefits are enough to cover the rent.
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robert bale
robert bale commented
You may be entitled to housing benefit which would subsidise or even pay the rent, but this may affect your unemployment benefit
kane anderson Profile
kane anderson answered

yess ,you can can rent a apartment from unemployment benefits but it cover the rent of a aprtment.You many also recieve housing benefits you may rent from it

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