Nottingham Private Rented Assistance Scheme (NPRAS)

The NPRAS Scheme assists City residents who are on a low income or in receipt of benefits to find good quality private rented accommodation.
The Scheme provides a Guarantee Bond in place of a deposit for all successful applicants and pays four weeks rent in advance for those eligible for Housing Benefit.
Our team supports residents privately renting who struggle with quality of housing or financial worries. 

How NPRAS can help tenants

NPRAS can aid both tenants and landlords reach a medium, by providing support and advice:

  • Interview tenants to identify problems and solutions
  • Assess your income and expenses to provide affordable accommodation
  • Ensure tenants provide all the documents needed
  • Market landlords properties for free
  • Arrange for viewings and meetings with the landlord

In cases where an applicant receives Universal Credit, we can make arrangements for the rental element to be paid to the landlord at the beginning of the tenancy.

All the above services are provided free of charge to the landlord.

How NPRAS can help landlords

NPRAS can support landlords by reaching an agreement with the tenants:

  • We can prepare a written and visual inventory
  • Provide you with several suitable and appropriate candidates
  • We can set up viewings and accompany candidates
  • We can prepare tenancy documents and carry out sign up appointments
  • We can provide a written guarantee in place of a cash deposit which is flexible, and negotiable