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Landlord Incentive Scheme

Why the scheme exists

We need help from landlords in Peterborough to house homeless families. 

For many low-income families, the cost of moving to private rented accommodation prevents them moving into a more long-term home. This is because the gap between local housing allowance grants and market rents has widened.

We work with private landlords to help local families access good quality private rented accommodation. We identify ways to bridge the financial gap.

What the scheme offers landlords

The Landlord Incentive Scheme is free of charge. It offers:

  • Custom property matching service for landlord and tenant
  • Free inspections to check compliance with the Housing, Health and Safety ratings system. If we find minor issues, we could provide loans to ensure your property meets standards
  • Complete background checks of both landlord and tenant(s). This includes right-to-rent checks and ensuring tenants provide all the documents required
  • Free letting service and upfront tailored financial packages to ensure tenant affordability
  • Facilitated viewings and meetings
  • Practical help and support with any issues that may arise within the tenancy. E.g. rent arrears and disrepair
  • Where an applicant receives Universal Credit or Housing Benefit, we can arrange for the landlord to receive payment of the rental element from the beginning of the tenancy

Properties we are looking for

In return, we are looking for landlords with the following:

  • Self-contained properties of all types and sizes. In particular, three and four bedroom properties
  • Properties in a good state of repair with a well-maintained heating system
  • A valid gas safety certificate from a Gas Safe registered installer
  • A valid electricity safety certificate from an electrician registered with a Government approved body such as the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC)
  • A valid energy performance certificate
  • A 12 month fixed term assured shorthold tenancy

We welcome all approaches from landlords. We will assess each property on a case-by-case basis.

Contact us

To find out more or express interest in our scheme, please email PRSteam@peterborough.gov.uk.