Coventry council is the latest to appeal to private landlords to help it meet its housing obligations.
It wants to sign up landlords to its Let’s Rent Coventry campaign for either 12 to 24 months. Landlords receive a deposit covering up to five weeks rent and guaranteed rent thereafter.
The scheme has housed 55 families so far, all the local housing allowance rates since its launch in May 2020 with numerous landlords signed up.
The council is in need of one to five bed units, furnished or unfurnished. Properties will be inspected and checked so that landlords have relevant certification.
Shannon Darcy-Bromell, accommodation officer in the council, says: “Once we help a customer find a new home, they are often relieved that they have found a home that is safe, comfortable and affordable.
“It’s very satisfying, because some families have been homeless or have been in temporary accommodation and want to start planning for the future. Being in a home that feels more permanent makes a big difference.”
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