DSS Cribs Properties
DssCribs lists dss/housing benefits properties or flats to rent, for housing benefits/dss tenants, landlord and estate agents.
The housing benefits system has failed and continues to fail a lot of single adults without children. This is because of the shortage of council properties and government rules that were put in place fairly recently.
These rules made it very difficult if not impossible for DSS tenants to secure a rented property in the private sector. Due to the council housing shortage the councils often recommend that single adults without child or children rent from the private sector, where the landlords are very reluctant (if not hostile) to rent to DSS tenants. When you manage to find a landlord willing to rent,the weekly rent was often way above the going rate. This subtle discrepancies between weekly rent prices could have the effect of discouraging DSS tenants from leaving the housing benefits because of the inability to afford the rent.
DSS tenants with private landlords in London and country know how difficult it can be finding a flat or house to rent. 'No DSS', 'DSS not welcome' 'sorry, no DSS' are familiar phrases to DSS tenants when searching for properties, especially online.
However, owing to the infortunate job losses anti-cipated by the tory government cuts, there are signs that landlords want to capitalise on the growing size of the DSS property demands. DSS properties may become more common place in the private sector.
DssCribs was established to render assistance to DSS tenants in their search for DSS properties. We register estate agencies and landlord that offer DSS properties and services.