Landlords urged to register with Property Links

Eden District Council is inviting new and existing private landlords to register with Property Links, its free matching service for letting properties, which is run in partnership with South Lakeland District Council.

The scheme is completely free, with no finder’s fee or commission to pay. Other benefits include income assessments for potential tenants, a Housing Health and Safety Rating (HHSRS) assessment, full photographic inventory at the start and end of a tenancy with inspections, as well as administrative support for landlords and tenants for drawing up of tenancy agreements, or housing benefit claims, amongst other things.

Eden District Council’s Private Rented Accommodation Officer, Richard Liddle, said; "If you're a landlord and you're tired of paying letting fees then this tailor made service matching tenants with landlords could be just what you’re looking for.

"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, throughout the whole of the tenancy."

After a quick inspection to ensure your property is in reasonable condition and that all safety and security standards are met, you'll be registered with the service and assigned a dedicated support officer. They'll then begin the process of matching a tenant to your property. Although, there's no obligation to take tenants and landlords retain full control over their properties.

For more information, or to register you interest in joining Property Links, email housing.services@eden.gov.uk.

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