Property Links

House for rentAre you a local landlord?

Our vision is to match people facing homelessness with private landlords looking for long-term tenants.

Unlike many letting schemes, we don’t believe in a one size fits all approach. We tailor our support for each tenant, based upon their needs.

The benefits you will receive from the scheme

  • It’s free - no finder’s fee, or commission
  • You retain full control over your property
  • Income assessments completed on potential tenants
  • A Housing Health and Safety Rating (HHSRS) Assessment
  • Full photographic inventory at the start and end of the tenancy
  • Assistance for tenants to claim housing benefit, or universal credit
  • Support with paperwork
  • Support, advice and signposting to reduce disagreements between landlords and tenants
  • No obligation to take the tenant
  • Mid-term tenancy inspection
  • End of tenancy property inspection
  • A dedicated officer for your property

Landlord’s obligations

Properties must be free of risks, which could pose a danger to tenants, or visitors and must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a current gas safety certificate, if there is gas in the property
  • Electrical installations (including any electrical appliances supplied) must be in good repair
  • The property must be in a reasonable physical condition
  • Any furniture provided must meet fire safety standards
  • You must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) unless the property is listed. The EPC rating must not be below Band E
  • You must provide at least one smoke alarm on each floor of the property
  • You must provide at least one carbon monoxide detector in rooms with a solid fuel burning appliance
  • You must have a current buildings insurance policy
  • You must provide proof of property ownership and confirmation of any mortgage.
  • You must place any cash deposit into an approved deposit protection scheme (although the alternative of a bond guarantee scheme underwritten by us does away with the need for that).
  • You must provide your tenants with a ‘How to Rent’ booklet.

Are you a landlord? Are you tired of paying letting fees? Would you like a free, tailor made service matching tenants and landlords?

Then please contact us about Property Links, our private rented accommodation scheme.

Last updated: Tuesday, 2 August, 2022.