Lettings Plus scheme
To prevent and relieve homelessness we are looking for new properties.
Lettings Plus is a free scheme for landlords and letting agencies who have available properties and rooms to rent.
We recognise that the private rented sector is crucial in providing accommodation for residents in housing need, so the scheme offers a range of financial and practical incentives to landlords so that residents can access and sustain privately rented tenancies.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Rent and deposit: First month’s rent and deposit in advance.
- Property Improvement grant: We inspect all prospective properties prior to occupation to ensure that individuals are helped to secure housing that is safe and free from hazards. A grant, usually up to £500 per tenant, can be provided where a property requires minor remedial works to eliminate identified hazards or to improve safety prior to letting.
- One-off practical incentives: Funding in addition to the fixed financial incentives above (e.g. for skip hire, minor repairs). This can include funding to remedy specific issues that may put a potential private rented sector tenancy at risk (maximum of £500 per tenancy).
- Landlord liaison officer: Single point of contact through our landlord liaison officer.
- Tenancy support: On a case-by-case basis, from the initial stages of the tenancy and throughout as required to achieve a sustainable tenancy
- Inspections: Quarterly inspections
- Inventory checks: Landlord liaison officer available to visit the property prior to tenancy commencement and provide a written inventory free of charge including descriptions and photographs of the property.
- Landlord mailing list: Receive email bulletins including useful updates, key legislative changes, events and training opportunities.
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North Northamptonshire Council does not become involved in the legal landlord and tenant relationship which would remain an agreement between both parties under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
Last updated 27 May 2022