Landlords and owners of empty homes iare being invited to a free event next week to find out more about help and incentives on offer to help local families to find a home.
The drop-in event, which is open to anyone including those thinking about becoming a landlord, takes place from 8.30am until 1.30pm in Weston-super-Mare.
North Somerset council’s lettings team will be on hand to discuss the free lettings service they provide to landlords, including information on the incentives on offer to help home a family in the area.
The team can also help with health and safety assessments, advice on tenancy issues, and provide information about grants and loans available to help get a property ready to let.
Councillor Mike Bell, North Somerset council’s deputy leader and executive member for housing, says: “The cost of living crisis is having a real impact on hard-working families. This, combined with house prices at a record high, means many are simply being priced out of the market.
"Home ownership is out of reach for many, resulting in overwhelming demand for rental housing which far outstrips available accommodation.
“I’m proud that we’re taking action to help those in need to find good quality, safe and affordable homes for a fairer North Somerset.”
Also at the event will be the Department for work and Pensions to give information about Universal Credit, Citizens Advice, West Country Savings and Loans, the Centre for Sustainable Energy and North Somerset council’s housing standards team.
For more information about the event visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk.
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