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National Homeless Advice Service

Social rented sector

Research has shown that young people in the social rented sector are very likely to leave or lose their council or housing association tenancy within the first year.

Therefore, it is vital that young people are helped to find appropriate accommodation in the social rented sector, and supported to sustain their tenancies.

Overcoming obstacles to social tenancy sustainment

Young people who need support to maintain tenancies may be able to access support from their housing provider or relevant voluntary sector organisation.

Tenancy rights with councils and housing associations

Tenancy rights for young people will differ depending on whether they rent in the priavte sector or with a council, local authority or registered social landlord.

Dealing with rent arrears and preventing eviction in social housing

Registered providers should consider different options when dealing with rent arrears and other challenges for young tenants which may lead to eviction

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