Discover the impact you can make by offering safe and sustainable accommodation to Ukrainian refugee families. Your property can be a beacon of security for those seeking a long-term perspective in a new country, far from their homes.
Over 100 Ukrainian families in the UK have turned to SJOG for help in securing private rented sector accommodation. This represents just a fraction of the 4,890 displaced individuals from the war in Ukraine who face homelessness as of September 2023.
How Does It Work?
- Get started by expressing your interest on our website.
- We connect you with a Ukrainian family in need of a home.
- Arrange a meeting or property viewing to get to know your potential tenants.
- Finalise the rental agreement to ensure a smooth transition.
- Welcome your new tenants to their new home.
Why Choose SJOG?
We are committed to facilitating matching between landlords and Ukrainian families.
Here's what we provide:
Access to Prospective Tenants:
We have a database of individuals who have completed a six-month placement with host families under the Homes for Ukraine scheme, actively seeking long-term housing solutions.
Local Authority Partnerships:
We work closely with local authorities to ensure families receive housing benefits, explore deposit options, and arrange guarantor arrangements.
References and Sponsorship:
We can provide references for individuals we've matched with sponsors, ensuring peace of mind for both landlords and tenants.
Introduction and Mediation:
We facilitate introductions between landlords and guests and mediate when needed to create a harmonious living environment.
If you're a compassionate landlord looking to support families from Ukraine, please complete the registration form
For any inquiries or further information, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ukrainian refugees are entitled to benefits such as Universal Credit (UC), State Pension Credit (SPC), and Housing Benefit (HB). This ensures regular payments for you as a landlord. Check more information here Apply for Universal Credit and other benefits: Homes for Ukraine - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Discover the Local Housing Allowance applicable to your property online Understanding Local Housing Allowances rates and broad rental market areas - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Government Guidance: The government offers comprehensive guidance for landlords on renting privately, including specific advice for England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Renting private accommodation: Homes for Ukraine - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
There's also guidance for English councils on supporting Ukrainians to access private lettings. Private rented accommodation and alternative accommodation: Homes for Ukraine - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Right to Rent Checks: The process of right to rent checks for Ukrainians renting in England is well-documented and the guidance has been updated to accommodate their specific needs. Landlord's guide to right to rent checks - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)