How to find a property
Croydon is a popular place to live and so there is a shortage of council and housing association homes in the borough. You will need to consider a home in the private rented sector.
For further information about the housing situation in Croydon see our housing in Croydon page
I’m on benefits or low income – I need help finding a landlord
We have put together useful guides:
- Finding affordable accommodation leaflet (PDF, 766.2KB)
- Letting Agents who may accept people on benefits (and deposit in advance advice) (PDF, 234.13KB)
How to find a property to rent
Websites to try (register yourself with them to receive details of properties that become available):
If looking to share a house/flat with others:
Other useful information
To prepare you for renting privately – see Private renting guide on the GOV.UK website
If you have concerns about renting privately – see renting a safe home guide for tenants
If you’re looking for a new place to live and are unsure what you can afford, visit the Money Advice Service for more information.
The BBC also has an online calculator that can help you find out where you can afford to live and what matches your budget.
For other housing options visit our Croydon Choice website
You can download our Don't Mess with Croydon app to report empty properties straight to the relevant team.