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House Rules

There are several house rules in place at all of our hostels which you need to be able to adhere to in order to be accepted:

  • No alcohol or illegal drugs (including cannabis) to be brought into the house; 

  • No offensive weapons to be brought into the house;

  • No intentional damage to be caused to property, fixtures or fittings;

  • Residents must not knowingly allow anyone banned from our projects into the schemes;

  • Residents are allowed 2 visitors at any one time between 9 AM and 5 PM at night. No visitors can stay overnight;

  • Residents must not cause a nuisance, annoyance, harassment or disturbance to others;

  • Rooms must be kept clean and tidy;

  • No criminal offences should be committed within the property (including theft).


A deposit of £20.00 is required on the day of moving in. This deposit will be returned when the resident leaves, provided that the room is left in a suitable condition, service charge and rent payments are up to date and the keys are returned.

We charge a weekly rent and service charge. Residents may be able to claim Housing Benefit towards the weekly rent depending on their financial circumstances. All residents must be aware that they are responsible for the full rent; if they are on Housing Benefit, they are responsible for ensuring that this is paid.

Support and Services

None of the projects are staffed 24 hours a day. However, CCTV monitors all our projects 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When staff are not on site an on call service is provided.

Residents need to be able to cook for themselves so therefore need to have some level of independent living. Bognor Housing Trust provides support to residents. Typically, support includes accessing external agencies, life skills, resettlement, claiming benefits and budgeting. All residents have to agree to support.


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