The Knowsley Bond Scheme

The bond scheme helps homeless people in Knowsley who are looking for housing in the private sector.

What is a bond

Instead of a deposit, we provide a bond. This is an agreement between the council and the landlord that the council will cover damages or loss of rent for up to £500. The scheme will also provide support to the landlord and tenant to help create a successful tenancy.

The bond lasts for 12 months from the date the tenancy starts. If the tenant is still residing in the property after 12 months the bond will expire and the council has no further liability.

Who is eligible?

You must be homeless or at risk of homelessness
Have a local connection to Knowsley
Not be able to afford to pay a deposit out of savings or income.
How do I apply for a bond
If you would like more information about the Knowsley Bond Scheme please contact

Joanne Evans – Knowsley Housing Options Service on telephone number 0800 694 0280