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Solo Housing - Do you have a spare room to rent?

2 January 2020

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We operate a lodgings scheme where we can help find a lodger that specifically meets YOUR criteria with ongoing help and advice


Dear Sir/Madam 11th November 2019

I am writing to you seeking your support in publicising the ongoing work of Solo Housing helping single people find affordable accomodation through our ‘Lodgings Scheme’.

Solo Housing is a registered charity based in Diss, Norfolk, and their aim is to help single people access affordable and sustainable accomodation. This has been the case for over 30 years. One means by which this is achieved is through ‘lodgings’

This is where we hold a database of people who may either own or rent a property, where they may have a spare room to rent. The home owner advises us on the sort of person they would ideally like as a lodger, and we then put a person seeking a room, closely matching this criteria, in touch with one another to faciliate a succesful placement.

The main criteria for the room is that it is for the sole use of the lodger, and there is a kitchen and bathroom available for use. A Solo Lodgings officer visits any prospective landlords/landladies to ensure the accomodation meets a minimum standard, and to establish the criteria reguired in a lodger. This is what makes the scheme so succesful.

We offer advice and support at any time during the lodgers time in Lodgings.

We have a constant demand for lodgings accomodation, and are always seeking additional homeowners wishing to rent a room, to add to our lodgings database. Those renting housing association properties can often also benefit from this scheme.

I would be most grateful if you could support our work by placing a copy of the attached advertisement in your Parish/Church Magazine, and any other local/public noticeboards that you are able to. Please feel free to also print this letter.

This work is very important for single people who increasingly find it difficult to access affordable accomodation. We meet with all prospective lodgers , who are largely referred to us by the local authority, to build in as much peace of mind to both parties as possible.

Should you require any further information, please call me on 07880737520, or email me stephen.freeman@solohousing.org or call Solo Housing on 01379 640250.

Thank you very much in anticipation of your assistance.

Steve Freeman

Lodgings Officer