Help2Rent, a social housing platform that matches housing list tenants with available homes, has made a desperate plea to private landlords.
An email sent to private landlords says: “At Help2Rent we work with 140+ councils across the country, including Birmingham, London, Manchester and surrounding, who are in desperate need of properties.
“Currently there are around 18,000 tenants on our system so finding a tenant for any property, regardless of its location will not be a problem.
“As long as the property is in reasonable condition and compliant with letting laws (gas, electric EPC, licensing certificates etc) we will be able to match multiple tenants for each property.
And it says that it has a unique rent guarantee insurance scheme which covers up to £2500 monthly rental cover, legal protection up to £25,000 and mediation cover up to £330.
Each tenant is assessed for affordability and suitability before they are nominated, direct monthly rental payments are set up to the agent/landlord and not the tenant, and tenants come pre-approved.
The email concludes: “We can usually have the tenant ready to occupy the property within five to seven days.”
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