Private Rented Accommodation

Given the limited number and availability of social housing, generally it is possible to find a private rented property more quickly than getting a property through Breckland Key Select.

There are a wide range of properties available to rent from private landlords within the Breckland District. These properties can range from houses and bungalows through to flats and bedsits.

There are various benefits to renting in the private sector, including:

  • Lots of choice over property type, from bedsits through to large houses, as well as choice of location and monthly rent.
  • With some landlords you do not have to pay utility bills or council tax
  • It is often readily available at short notice.
  • Private renting is flexible, it can provide a short-term solution, as well as being a long-term accommodation option.
  • Private tenants have a good range of legal rights and safeguards to protect them.
  • Many landlords are looking for long-term tenants who will remain in the property for many years to come.

Considering the private sector as an option may well be your best way of finding a suitable home.

The following websites can be useful when looking for private renting opportunities:






If you are a single applicant, you could also consider shared housing or lodging. These can be a cheaper alternative and can be found on property sites.

If you are worried about not being able to afford a private tenancy, the website below can be used to find out which additional benefits and tax credits you may be eligible for:

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