Housing options

Deciding where to live depends on circumstances such as your income, where you work and available housing. This advice is for single parents who would like to know about renting and home ownership options. It also includes information on leaving or staying in the family home when you separate from your partner.

One of our experienced advisors Lisa from the Advice and Information team has produced a blog which spotlights Frequently Asked Questions on Housing options which you read here.

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Renting a home

Your two main options are renting a home from a social landlord or a private landlord.

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What financial help is available to pay my rent?

Depending on your circumstances you may get financial help to pay your rent to a social landlord or private landlord through housing benefit or universal credit.

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Owning a home

Buying a property may be an option for you. If you already own a home there may be help if you are having difficulty making your mortgage payments.

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Housing options when separating

When separating from a partner there are things to consider before deciding to stay or leave the home you shared.

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Staying or leaving a rented home after a separation

This information explains who can continue to live in the house you rent after separation.

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Staying or leaving an owned home after separation

This information is about staying in, leaving or selling your home and about paying the mortgaging.

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