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Council Deposit Schemes

How do Council Deposit Schemes work and can the Council pay the Deposit t and first months rent through Open Rent

Hi Christopher,

Sure, this isn’t uncommon. When a tenant gets to the payment stage in Rent Now, our payment details can be found on the website.

Payment can be made by debit card or UK/international bank transfer, so tenants are free to pass along our bank details to the council that’s helping them with payment.

The specifics of how councils operate aren’t my expertise! For questions on this, we suggest reaching out to the council directly.

Any other questions, just let me know.