The standard of your property is very important to us.  Any property that we let must meet our minimum standards.  This includes:

All properties must be clean, well presented and maintained

Free from Category 1 hazards (Housing Health & Safety Rating)

All properties must be fitted with operational smoke alarms that meet relevant fire and safety regulations

All structural elements of the property (such as rainwater goods, doors, windows and so forth), should operate as designed and be in good condition and repair.

Gas and electrical safety certificates must be provided as required.

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We inspect all properties that we use.  If your property doesn’t meet our minimum standards we can help.  We will work with you to resolve any possible problems and may be able to facilitate access to the Council’s Home Improvement Loan   Please ask for  more information.

How Much Rent Can I Get?

The team will be happy to discuss with you about how much rent we can pay together with any other services you may be interested in.  Please ring 01291 635713.

What cash incentives do you offer?

Our cash incentives vary depending on the size and condition of the property, as well as the size and need of the household that moves in. Please contact us to find out what we can offer for your property. 

Is Any Funding Available?

We currently have a Home Improvement Loan and an Empty Homes Loan available.  We can offer a preferential fee in respect of the Home Improvement Loan for landlords who agree to work with the Council. 

Periodically we may have energy efficiency grants available, subject to availability.  Please contact us on 01291 635713 to check availability.

Property Inspection and Inventory Preparation

We can carry out a full property inspection and prepare both written and photographic inventories on your behalf on the condition of your property.

Our Tenant Accreditation Scheme

We operate a Tenant Accreditation scheme which aims to match or link prospective tenants with landlords.  The scheme aims to provide landlords with a level of reassurance about prospective tenants.  We maintain a list of assessed and checked prospective tenants.  We undertake the following checks:

References

Bank account

Credit rating

Affordability check

It is a condition of our Accreditation Scheme that all prospective tenants are re

Our tenants

All our prospective tenants are assessed and checked before we arrange for them to view your property. You are invited to meet the tenants at the viewing stage and you may request block bookings, so that you can decide who rents your property. We are happy to accompany viewings if you would prefer this.

Preparation of tenancy and management agreements

If you require assistance we can prepare all tenancy related paper-work and signed by all parties. This will include all documents necessary to ensure that your rent is paid directly into your bank account.