DSS Friendly

Are you looking for housing that accepts DSS tenants?

Pick My Pad are a DSS friendly estate agent based in Walkden, Salford and DSS tenants are welcomed.We offer a wide range of accommodation, from fully furnished house shares with bills included, flats and 2,3 and 4 bed houses to suit everyone’s needs.

We are happy to help you find a suitable home for you and your family. If you can’t see anything that fits your requirements on this website, please give us a call as new properties become available all of the time. As long as we know you are looking, we can keep you up-to-date with any new stock we have.

Unlike other agents the Pick My Pad team does not discriminate against tenants who are in receipt of Housing Benefit or Universal Credit. All applicants will be treated fairly and there is a reference process. However where applicants are not able to meet certain requirements regarding guarantors or deposits for example – Pick My Pad can access services to assist with securing a tenancy such as by using rental bonds and advance payments.

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Private landlords that accept DSS

We manage properties for a wide range of private landlords that accept DSS tenants.

Navigating the Government benefits system for the first time can be very daunting, particularly if you are not aware of what you are entitled to, but there’s no need to worry. Our Pick My Pad team has the knowledge and expertise in dealing with DSS tenancies, and the paperwork and application process that come with it.

We have studied the rates for 2021 and are up to speed on the legislation so we can fully support you in your search for a new home.

Housing Benefit and Universal Credit

The term DSS is actually now out-of-date which adds to the confusion for those who see the term on property listings. It stands for Department for Social Security but that is a term that stopped being used officially in 2001. It is actually now called the Department of Work and Pensions. Many people still use DSS as a term however and landlords will sometimes say No DSS but that is a term that means they do not accept tenants who are on benefits.

That is NOT Pick My Pad, we are going to do the best we can to find you a place that is right for your needs and will accept those who are on benefits.

Whether it’s at the start of your tenancy or a migration during your tenancy, Pick My Pad can support you in the transition from Housing Benefit to Universal Credit to ensure all the requirements are met. It can seem complicated, however working with Pick My Pad as your partner, we will ensure the transition is completed as quickly and with as little hassle as possible.

Pick my Pad will ensure, where applicable, Housing Benefit or Universal Credit will be paid direct to us. This ensures you do not have the extra worries of ensuring your rent is paid on time.

The areas we cover for social housing tenants

Pick My Pad is a North West based estate agency with our main office in Walkden. We have properties in many areas of Salford and Manchester including Walkden, Worsley, Little Hulton, Eccles and Monton. If you are searching in or near these areas then we may have a property for you.

We know how difficult it can be if you are receiving housing benefit or universal credit to find the right room, flat or house. Finding a DSS friendly Salford estate agent can be a problem. We can help you in your house search so browse our current listings or give the team a call on 0161 790 3999.