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New bid to get landlords to long-term lease properties to councils

The Welsh Government has announced a £30m pot from which councils can pay for easing properties from private landlords.

Under the Welsh Government’s new Private Rented Sector Leasing Scheme, launched today, landlords or owners of empty homes will be encouraged to lease properties to local authorities in return for a rent guarantee and funding to improve the condition of their property.

Local authorities can then use these units to provide affordable and good quality homes for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.


Tenants will benefit from long-term tenures of five to 20 years and help maintain their stay in a long-term home, via mental health support or debt and money management advice.

The Welsh Government has already said it will build 20,000 low carbon, good quality and affordable homes for rent over the next five years.

The new Homelessness Action Plan - according to a statement from the Welsh Government - builds on the “unprecedented work undertaken by local authorities, social landlords, public services and third sector partners, who have provided accommodation and support for more than 15,000 people experiencing or threatened with homelessness during the pandemic.”

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    Just don't do it, teaming up with a council is a bad idea, and the type of tenants they place in your properties will be a night mare.

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    The most anti-property left wing party in the UK, wants landlords to help them out.
    Plaid Cymru, who are now in cahoots with Labour, only yesterday on BBC Radio Wales, were proposing more taxes on second homes and rent controls.
    Who in his or her right mind, would want to get involved in a long term relationship with this shower?
    I dread to think what could possibly go wrong here?
    They have already intimated that in return for this offering, the landlord is expected to charge tenants lower rents.
    I see that there is nothing in this with regards to anti-social behaviour, or damage to the property, that is often associated with the type of tenant that they are proposing.
    It is admirable though, that they are attempting to try and cut homelessness, however, attracting more jobs to the area would be a great help, but Mr Drakeford and his crew are anti- business, so that won't work.
    I, for one, will be declining his offer and sticking to working people, that on the whole, are unlikely to cause me the grief that will ensue from the tenants that are likely to qualify for this scheme.



    Please don't let the SNP and their little green helpers think they're less anti landlord than Plaid Cymru!


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