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Private Rent

Renting a property from a private landlord is an option for anyone over the age of 16 and there are all sorts of different properties available from flats, houses, shared accommodation and bedsits, to rooms rented out in the landlord's house.

Fife Housing Group offer properties to let in the private sector through their subsidiary, PACT Enterprises.

When renting privately you will generally be expected to pay a deposit (usually equal to one month’s rent) and a month’s rent in advance before moving into the property.

You can find out more about renting in the private sector via the website below:

Shelter Scotland

Fife Private Rental Solutions

Fife Private Rental Solutions (FPRS) is Fife’s new Private Rented Sector Hub - providing advice and assistance to anyone interested in the private rented sector as a housing option. They can also assist people who are already private rental tenants if they are encountering issues in their tenancy.

If you are considering the private rented sector, staff will look at affordability and maximization of your income, allowing you to consider all your options for housing; they can advise how to go about a property search; the requirements of a private rental tenancy; and help you to source the funds to obtain a property.

If you are already renting in the private rented sector and are experiencing difficulties, the FPRS team are there to help. They will work with you, and your landlord, to resolve any rent or other tenancy related issue; working together to help sustain your tenancy.

FPRS can also assist private sector landlords with issues they are having with their private rented properties.

Due to changes in housing legislation, in particular the introduction of the Private Residential Tenancy Agreement; private rented properties may now be a more accessible, affordable and sustainable housing option. For more information, please contact the FPRS team on 01592 201849, email info@fprs.co.uk, visit their website www.trustinfife.org.uk or send a message on Twitter (@trustinfife) or Facebook (@TIF.Trustinfife)

Start your Application

The Fife Housing Register team are still assessing applications, but we may not be able to meet our normal timescales. Please continue to submit new housing applications and updates to existing applications and we will respond as soon as we can.

If you are homeless, or need somewhere to stay urgently, please call 0800 028 6231 so we can discuss your housing options.

To complete an online housing application you will need to register for a secure account on Fife.gov.uk. If you already have an account, login in using your existing details.

SERVICE UPDATE SPRING 2021 – Do you want to update your current application for housing? We are currently working on a new UPDATE FORM and we hope to have this ready for you soon. However, if you want to update or withdraw your application for housing you can:

Depending on what the update is, we may have to contact you for further information to enable the update to be completed.

If you have moved address please complete a new application form.

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