Finding somewhere to live

Information and advice on buying your own home, renting privately, joining the housing register and what to do if you find yourself homeless.

For most people, renting in the private sector is the best way to find a home. The private rented sector enables households the flexibility to decide where they want to live. You are able to rent anywhere in the Country, however it is important that any home you decide to rent is affordable.
We have a number of sheltered housing (Independent Retirement Living) schemes in Runnymede, designated for those over the age of 55. We also have an extra care housing scheme, which allows you to live independently but with 24-hour support if you need it.
If three or more students share a house this is known as a house in multiple occupation (HMO). From 1 October 2018 the landlord must apply for a licence if five or more students are sharing a house.