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Landlord leasing scheme designed to help homeless families

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Housing

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A local authority's private sector leasing scheme is offering a free property management service to landlords, in a bid to help homeless families.

Enfield Council is trying to encourage landlords by removing the hassle of letting their property and providing them with strong incentives to join the scheme.

On top of the free management service, the council is offering three-year leases direct with itself and not with tenants, guaranteed rent paid quarterly in advance, and no deductions for void periods.

The council is looking for self-contained one, two, three and four-bed properties anywhere in the London borough.

Cllr Ahmet Oykener, the council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “Good landlords are a valuable resource in the borough and as part of our commitment to working with them we will manage the properties for our landlords; pay a guaranteed rent for an agreed three year period and offer a cash incentive of a minimum one-off payment of £3,000.

“Demand for more family homes in the borough is growing. Through this scheme we can ensure that we place people in good quality housing.”

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