Pick My Pad is a DSS-friendly estate agency in Walkden, Manchester. DSS renters are welcome. We provide everything from fully equipped house shares with utilities included to flats and 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom houses to fit every budget.
We will assist you in finding a home that is appropriate for you and your family. Please contact us if you don’t see anything that meets your needs on this website, as new homes are constantly being added. We can keep you informed of any new stock we have as long as we know you are looking for it.
Unlike other property management firms, Pick My Pad does not discriminate against tenants who receive Housing benefits or Universal Credit. All people will be treated fairly and given a fair chance to succeed. Pick My Pad can use services like rental bonds and advance payments to assist with obtaining a tenancy if certain conditions are not met by applicants, for example in the case of guarantors or deposits.
Private landlords that accept DSS
We deal with properties for a variety of private landlords that accept DSS tenants. It can be intimidating to navigate the government benefits system for the first time, especially if you don’t know what you’re entitled to, but there’s no need to worry. Our Pick My Pad team is well-versed in dealing with DSS tenancies and the paperwork and application procedures that go along with them.
We’ve investigated 2021 rates and are up to speed on the legislation, so we can help you find a new house completely.
Housing Benefit and Universal Credit
DSS is an obsolete acronym, which contributes to the muddle for those who see it in property advertisements. It stood for Department of Social Security, but that was no longer a government term in 2001. The Department of Work and Pensions is now the official name. Many people still utilize DSS as a synonym, however, and landlords will occasionally state “No DSS” when they mean “non-refundable deposit required.”
Pick My Pad is not Pick My Pad; we will do all that we can to locate you a home that meets your needs and accepts people on benefits. Whether it’s at the beginning of your tenancy or during your tenancy, Pick My Pad can help you make the shift from Housing benefits to Universal Credit to ensure that all criteria are met. It may appear difficult, but working with Pick MyPad as your partner, we will guarantee that the transition is as quick and painless as possible.
Pick My Pad will make sure that if your household receives Housing benefits or Universal Credit, you do not have to worry about the money end. This eliminates any additional concerns about your rent being paid on time.
The areas we cover for social housing tenants
Pick My Pad is an estate agency in the Northwest with its headquarters in Walkden. We have properties in various parts of Salford and Manchester, including Walkden, Worsley, Little Hulton, Eccles, and Monton. If you’re looking for a house in or near these areas, we may have one available.
We understand how difficult it can be to discover the perfect room, flat, or house while receiving housing benefits or universal credit. Finding a DSS-friendly Salford estate agent might be difficult. We may assist you in your house search by browsing our current offers or calling 0161 790 3999.