How landlords can help Ukrainian refugees find a home in Bristol.

If you're a landlord, have a second home or a spare room, we'll support and pay you to provide a home for refugees from Ukraine.

We're particularly looking for landlords who can offer a home to refugees who are already staying with a host in Bristol.

Ukrainian refugees can live and work in the UK for up to 3 years and access:

  • benefits
  • healthcare
  • employment
  • support from us to make sure the tenancy is well managed, and the property is well maintained
  • support from a network of community welcome hubs

How you can help

You can help Ukrainian refugees find homes in Bristol by:

  • joining the Homes for Ukraine tenancy scheme to find homes for refugee families
  • offering a tenancy in the private rented sector
  • renting a room in your home to a lodger
  • offering a room to rent in an HMO
  • being a host, where you offer accommodation in your home or in a second property you own for 6 to 12 months

Offer a home for rent on the Homes for Ukraine Tenancy Scheme for landlords

You could be an experienced landlord with portfolio of properties, or you may have a second home and want some support to become a new landlord . We ask you to set the rent at an affordable level reflecting the Local Housing Allowance.

To support you, we'll:

  • set up the tenancy
  • advise you about regulation for landlords and tenants
  • be the point of contact for your tenants
  • give you a security deposit

You'll also receive:

  • a £1,000 thank you payment
  • 6 months' rent guarantee
  • up to £2,000 for initial repairs and maintenance
  • full rent paid in advance from the date you enter into an agreement with us
  • the opportunity for additional payment after the agreed period, on a case by case basis
  • up to £2,000 for your tenants, for furniture and items to help make the house a home
  • support setting up the tenancy and basic repairs during the initial period

Offer a tenancy in the private rented sector 

Landlords or agents can offer private tenancies for Ukrainian refugees. Let us know if you're advertising accommodation and we'll give you:

  • a £1,000 thank you payment, when an Assured Shorthold Tenancy starts in self contained accommodation
  • first month rent paid in advance
  • deposit of one month's rent
  • up to £1,000 for your tenants, for furniture and items to help make the house a home

Offer a room for rent in your home to a lodger

If you have a spare room to rent to a Ukrainian refugee as a lodger, you'll get:

  • a £500 thank you payment, this will be after the initial 12 months if it's a transition from hosting a guest
  • first month's rent paid in advance
  • deposit of one month's rent
  • support to set up a rental agreement
  • training and support for landlord and lodger 

Offer a room in a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) for Ukrainian refugees 

If you've got a licenced HMO you can offer rooms for Ukrainian refugees. You'll receive:

  • a £1,000 thank you payment when an agreement is made
  • up to £1,000 for initial repairs and maintenance
  • first month's rent paid in advance
  • deposit of one month's rent
  • the opportunity for additional payment after the agreed period, on a case by case basis
  • support to set up an agreement
  • up to £1,500 for your tenants, for furniture and items to help make the HMO a home
  • a cleaner for communal areas

Host Ukrainian refugees as guests in your home or second home

You can host refugees from Ukraine who have already arrived in Bristol and need accommodation. They can be guests in your home or in a second home. As well as helping people, you'll get:

  • £350 per month for up to 12 months, paid in arrears, which doesn't affect tax or benefits
  • full training and support from Refugee Welcome Homes

We'll check your home is suitable for the guests.

Apply to offer homes for Ukraine

To join the scheme as a landlord or a host, or find out more: