Check your options for housing

Whether you are looking to rent or buy, faced with homelessness or unsuitable accommodation, this page is here to help you find out what possible housing is available to you.

We provide a free housing advice service for everyone in Taunton Deane.  This includes people who are looking for accommodation, tenants who rent their home from a private landlord or housing association, homeowners and private landlords.

To apply or to get further information on Homefinder Somerset visit Homefinder Somerset

You can apply to Homefinder Somerset if you are:

Once registered they are placed in a band of either bronze, silver or gold according to their current circumstances and housing need.

Taunton Deane Borough Council and housing associations advertise their vacant properties each week. Applicants can express an interest in up to 3 properties that they are eligible for, per week.

There is a shortage of social housing and the demand is high although our Housing Option team have close links with the private landlords and are able to assist households seeking accommodation, you will need to consider private housing as a solution.

You can find information on private tenancies and current vacancies at www.swpshp.org website.

Homelessness

We also provide a service to people who are homeless or about to become homeless. Options available include accommodation with Taunton Association for the Homeless or private rented accommodation. In some circumstances the Council can provide emergency and temporary accommodation to those that qualify.

Somerset HomeLet is a one stop site for lettings and covers Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane, North Somerset and West Somerset.

South West Landlord and Tenants services

We work with many agencies throughout Somerset and are partners in the South West Landlord and Tenants scheme (SWeLT) who provide a wide range of services and products for private tenants, landlords and homeowners.

To find out more please go to the SWeLT website or contact us on:

Email: swelt@sedgemoor.gov.uk

Phone: 0300 303 7794

The Housing Options Team here run Taunton Deane's housing waiting list, also known as Homefinder Somerset.

Homefinder Somerset is a choice based lettings scheme which is common to all the five districts in Somerset.

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