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Furnished tenancies

A furnished property can be offered to council tenants at the start of their tenancy.

The amount of furniture provided will depend on family sizes and the type of furniture required.

The furniture is provided on a rental basis and is housing benefit eligible - so if you receive housing benefit for your property then you will also receive housing benefit for the furniture service.

What furniture is available?

There are three types of furniture packages available:

A full furniture pack:

  • Beds
  • Wardrobes
  • Chest of drawers
  • Three piece suite
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Choice of gas or electric cooker
  • Fridge freezer
  • Washing machine

A kitchen pack:

  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Choice of gas or electric cooker
  • Fridge freezer
  • Washing machine

A bedroom/lounge pack:

  • Beds
  • Wardrobes
  • Chest of drawers
  • Three piece suite

Baby/toddler equipment is also provided as part of these packages to age appropriate applications.

How much will this service cost?

 

Full furniture package

Kitchen package

Bedroom/lounge package

Bedsits/ one bedroom properties

£15.67

£7.91

£8.71

Two and three bedroom properties

£20.23

£8.31

£11.13 & £13.55

Four bedroom properties

£22.21

£8.31

£15.97


How long will I have to pay this weekly charge?

The weekly service charge is payable for as long as you need the furniture. You are not committed to renting the furniture for the duration of the tenancy. You can simply opt out of the scheme at any time and we will collect the furniture from you free of charge

If you have any queries about an existing furnished tenancy, wish to comment on the service or need further information then contact one of the Furnished Tenancies Team .

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