Get help to furnish your council home

We offer a personalised furnishing service for new Council tenants, offering choice and flexibility at an affordable price to help make a house a home.

The benefits for you are:

  • easy access to carpets and furnishings
  • reduces the stress and worry of setting up your home
  • helps avoid risk of debt
  • choice from a range of furnished items to suit your needs

If you are eligible to join the scheme and it is deemed affordable you will sign an agreement for the furniture to be provided when you sign your tenancy agreement.

Make a council home furnishing enquiry

Choice of furniture

If you have signed for a Council home in the last 6 weeks, you can choose items within four furniture bands. The choice depends on the size of the property allocated to you.

Furnished package options
Furniture bands Number of items Property size
Bronze Up to 3 items 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms
Silver Up to 5 items 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms
Gold Up to 9 items 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms
Platinum Up to 14 items 3 and 4 bedrooms

The furnished items you can choose from are:

  • electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, condenser dryer, fridge freezer, under counter fridge with larder/icebox, undercounter fridge freezer, under counter freezer
  • two seater sofa, coffee table, dining table and chairs
  • chests of drawers, wardrobe, bed side cabinets
  • single and double bed (divan or metal frames), bunk beds (wooden only)

We have a flooring package option that can be taken alongside your furniture package, or you can take out a flooring only package.

You can choose from carpets or vinyl from the variety of colour options that we have available.

If your financial circumstances change you can downgrade or upgrade your furniture package between the bands, depending on the size of your property. The weekly charge will be adjusted accordingly.

Cost of your furniture package

If you take one of our packages a weekly furnished charge is added to your rent account.  The charge will be confirmed with you and entered onto your tenancy agreement at the point of sign up.

The furnished charge depends on the furniture band you have chosen. Prices are competitive and start from £9.96 per week. The flooring package is fixed at £10.74 per week.

*Prices are subject change

The furnished charge is a service charge, which covers you for the duration of your tenancy.  The charge includes all repairs, maintenance, and replacements for your flooring and furnished items.

If you are in receipt of Housing Benefit or Universal Credit, some or all the furnished charge may be covered.  You will need to update DWP when you sign your tenancy agreement with your rent changes.

Goods for sale

If are an RMBC tenant but aren’t eligible for the scheme, we often have recycled items that you can buy from us at a depreciated rate.  These items have been professionally cleaned, visually assessed and PAT tested where necessary.