A local council has moved to try and attract more buy-to-let landlords with a range of new services, aimed at boosting levels of housing supply and meeting tenant demand.
Through partnership working with Cornwall Council, Cornwall Housing Private Lets has been successfully awarded funding under the Rapid Rehousing Pathway initiative to expand as a letting agency with social values in an attempt to help stop homelessness in Cornwall.
This specialist service has been set up to offer help for vulnerable people who are not owed a housing duty and need additional support to access and maintain accommodation within the private rented sector.
With a number of pre-assessed tenants ready to start an agreement, Cornwall Housing is looking for homes of all sizes in Falmouth/Penryn, Penzance, Truro, Newquay, Camborne, Redruth, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard and surrounding areas.
Building partnerships with landlords will enable the team to be able to offer a portfolio of properties to give support to rough sleepers, former rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping.
Nick Cross, managing director of Cornwall Housing said: “This is a unique offer to any private landlord and will help to fulfil our duty to help homeless people and to prevent homelessness in Cornwall.
“Both tenants and landlords will benefit from having access to our tenancy sustainment support.
“Whether you are a seasoned landlord or new to the sector our private lets team will tailor the tenancy to suit each opportunity.”