The Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DiGS) was established in June 2004 and is currently managed on behalf of the Council by the Community Housing Advocacy Project (CHAP).
In the private rented housing market, landlords often request a deposit to cover the risk of loss or damage during the tenancy. DiGS provides the guarantee of a rent deposit which is payable to the landlord at the end of the tenancy if any loss or damage is incurred. The deposit enables those who are on a low income, and thus unable to raise a deposit on their own, to access the private sector.
If you have any questions or comments on the rent deposit guarantee scheme please contact the rent deposit officer on the number below or click on the external link to CHAP.