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Call for landlords to help council boost emergency housing supply

An appeal has gone out to private landlords to lease their properties to a council seeking to boost its supply of emergency accommodation for the homeless.

Cartrefi Hafod - a social housing organisation working with Bridgend council - sources properties from landlords to use as temporary accommodation in that area as well as Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan. 

It has launched a dedicated website to answer any questions landlords may have.


Nicola Meredith, property acquisition surveyor at Hafod, says: “Cartrefi Hafod provides temporary housing solutions for homeless individuals and families referred to us by the local authority.

“If you are a private landlord, the private rent leasing scheme offers one to three-year lease agreements, guaranteed rent and a full management service.”

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  • George Dawes

    Managed by a council ? Lol

    None of them could manage a pi** up in a brewery, incompetence to the max

    • 19 February 2021 13:41 PM

    Heaven forbid that any council gets its hands on ANY of my properties.....!!!!!!

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    I'll help Councils as much as they have helped me!

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    • 19 February 2021 09:33 AM

    Shame they never read all these comments.
    It means that they all still think they are doing a great, great job!!!!!!!
    Thick and dim crooks and villains that they are.

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    If I was granted a wish to do with this trade it would be that local authority actually worked. I have lived and let property all over the country and in 26 years I have yet to find a single one any good or worth a fraction of the huge cost burden they put on us.

  • Matthew Payne

    And so it begins....this will be replicated in every council ward in the country in the coming months.

  • PossessionFriendUK PossessionFriend

    L.A's need to speak to the Welsh Assembly and tell them the impact their Anti-Landlord policies are having at the 'sharp end' !

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    Many people who have to be housed by the Council have been evicted from the PRS - probably for non-payment of rent - so why would we want to house them?

    Without wishing to tar all council tenants with the same brush, why would anyone risk getting a rogue family for the princely sum of LHA?

    Why does the social housing sector expect the PRS to bail them out?

  • Fredy Jones

    Realistically the courts have a massive massive backlog and it’s going to take even longer than normal due to social distancing and restrictions.

    The eviction ban has been extended again and again ever since the first time it was extended. The word on the street is that it’s going to be extended right up to May the 4th when it will be called breathing space. This will be an indefinite eviction ban for those who qualify.

    for those LLs who do actually get to the front of the backlog, the courts are looking for anything to throw it out of court and you have to go to the back of the line. Even if everything was correct in the application.

    the real elephant in the room is the problem is what will happen to all these tenants who are losing their jobs/incomes and mental health and can’t pay rent anymore?

    where will they all go?

    there are plenty of empty properties around but the asking prices are too high for universal credit? Rents will have to fall down to meet this new normal

    the other thing is councils are telling telling tenants to stay in the homes until actually evicted by bailiffs and there is a backlog waiting list here too

    ​​​​​​​then the fact is that if it gets to bailiff turning up at the door all the tenant has to do is say they are shielding due to symptoms and the eviction is called off and you are back to square one

    they are not allowed to go anywhere near a suspected Covid case and no way allowed to evict them......

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    NO, NO & NO AGAIN. Council's problem, not mine.

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    • 23 February 2021 16:14 PM

    Forget it from me. No chance. Unless they are willing to pay me 6/7 times what my normal income would be on a house-by-house agreement.

    Then perhaps, they might even wake up to what crooks they are. And understand what exactly they are?


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