Working with DSS Estate Agents
When it comes to housing, agents are quite useful to both the tenants and the landlords, though they charge a service fee. The purpose of the DSS estate agents is to provide either the DSS private landlords or the DSS tenants with options that can help them in their quest.
The landlord will be looking for DSS tenants that will occupy their property and thus generate revenue whereas the tenant will be looking for DSS houses for rent that will suit their needs as well as a landlord that accepts DSS payments and also one that is able to provide them with adequate facilities.
The DSS agents usually have the local councils to thank for their booming business. Usually after the local councils have accessed ones situation and checked their stability and recognized them to be in need of DSS services, they rate their cases in their housing list depending on priority.
The lower prioritized individuals usually suffer since they have to wait for the high priority cases to be solved and this may take a long time. The less prioritized cases then opt to use available resources to look for other DSS housing opportunities from private landlords and that is where the DSS estate agents are helpful.
The DSS estate agents usually know the private landlords who accept DSS payments from their tenants and they will have information on the available properties to let under the DSS program. The DSS house tenant thus requires the services of the agents if they are looking to meet their needs quickly. The agents usually also put down the tenants in a list and from the list they will notify one if an opportunity arises. When searching for the right house, as the tenant it would be advisable to keep on checking with the agent to ensure that one is not overlooked in service provision.