Private Sector Housing

Privately rented properties are available for everyone provided they can meet the necessary criteria. There are several different property agents in Selby and the surrounding area that can help you with getting a private rented property.

The main advantage of private rented accommodation is that you will have a greater degree of choice in terms of location and type of property. It is also something that your family and friends can help you to look for and, where possible and necessary, lend money for in order to secure a property.

Selby District Council also offers a bond guarantee scheme to help with your application if you are working with their Housing Options Team. The Council might also be able to give you advice about what is available in your local area and how you can get help with paying the rent bonds and rent in advance. The Private rented housing option provides help in starting applicants to rent privately, by providing financial assistance with the deposit and first month's rent.

Next step(s): Local newspapers (Selby Times, etc.) advertise privately rented properties every week along with vacancies with local agents. It is worth contacting letting agents who advertise available homes in their shops too. They will advise on how much bond or deposit (money paid up front) is required.

Privately rented tenancies are usually called Assured Shorthold Tenancies initially for a six-month period and after that two months’ notice in writing is usually required to terminate the tenancy. The benefit of renting through a private landlord is that you can choose the type and location of a property, rather than wait to be offered one.

If you have difficulty finding a privately rented home in our area, it is worth trying the Goole agents, as rents are sometimes lower and availability is greater in some areas. Most properties are advertised on Right Move and you can find all details of all letting agents in the area below.