10:57 AM, 4th January 2017, About 7 years ago 9
Chester West and Chester Council are inviting private landlords to join their new Private Landlords Service.
The service will provide landlords with information and resources for including the latest news about the Private Rented Sector, a tenant finding service, tenancy support and sign up services and training and access to property improvement grants.
It also provides help and support to tenants or prospective tenants with housing benefit advice and affordability checks so that the tenancy is successfully maintained.
Cabinet member for housing, Cllr Angela Claydon, said “as a council we recognise the importance the Private Rented Sector plays in providing housing for the borough`s residents.
“The Private Landlord Service has been set up to assist landlords and is in response to a consultation exercise that was carried out last year that identified landlords wanted more advice and support from us.
“Landlords can choose from three service offers with each offer providing a range of services that are designed to assist both the landlord and their tenant. The Private Landlord Service aims to provide landlords with the advice and support they need to deliver a good housing management service.”
The council are looking for landlords with vacant properties that can provide housing for council residents and in return will provide landlords with advice, support, free advertising of vacant homes on the council`s West Cheshire Homes website, a tenant finding service, access to the council’s Bond Guarantee Scheme and access to property improvement grants or loans that are available.
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