Preparing for a Bolton at Home property

If you are successful in bidding for a Bolton at Home property, you will need to have the following documents ready otherwise the property may be passed to the next person on the waiting list.

Documents you will need

Advanced rent At sign up, you will need either the first week or months rent depending on the agreed frequency of paymets.
A valid bank account Rent must be paid by Direct Debit or Standing Order.
A completed budget planner

Showing your income and expenditure.
See template below.

Proof of income for anyone over 16 living in the propery Bank statements, wage slips and / or all benefit entitlement.
Two forms of identification for anyone over 18 living in the property This must include photographic Identification.
Two references

One from your current Landlord and one from your current employer.
Both references must be on letter headed paper.
See template below.

Proof of immigration status If applicable, all household passports and immigration papers.
Support services The names and contact details of any support services that you are currently engaged with.

budget sheet V10917.pdf [pdf] 108KB

Employer Reference for prospective BH Tenant - V2 Sept 17.pdf[pdf] 86KB

Landlord Reference for Prospective BH Tenant - V2 Sept 17.pdf[pdf] 166KB

Don't have a bank account?

choose a bank account

If you don't have a bank account, please contact our Money Advice Team on 01204 328000 and we will assist you.

We can provide you with the best options, help you to complete application forms and supporting documentation.

You can also email for assistance.

Please note:  If you receive benefits, you'll need a Bank or Building Society account to receive Universal Credit payments.

Advanced Rent and Direct Debit

Image of house showing sign for Direct Debit

Advanced Rent:  You will need to have 1 week or months rent ready (depending on agreed payment frequency) if you are offered a property.

  • Rent must be paid by Direct Debit so you will need a Bank Account.
  • If you don’t have one and need help, you can contact our Money Advice Team on 01204 328000 for support.

Templates for References & Budget Planner