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Private Sector Leasing Scheme

We are seeking properties to support households who have become homeless and require temporary accommodation while suitable permanent accommodation is secured.

We are looking for owners and landlords who would be happy to support homeless families with accommodation. In return, we offer risk free guaranteed income on their properties for the duration of the lease period.

Benefits for landlords

  • We will take properties on lease for five years, with a rolling break clause should you need to exit the agreement early
  • Rents paid monthly in advance - rents payable are equal to the current Local Housing Allowance rates +10%
  • Rents reviewed annually in line with changes to the local housing allowance
  • We will manage properties at no additional cost to the landlord
  • We will take responsibility for all repairs and statutory compliance whilst leased to us

What we need from landlords

  • All properties must have vacant possession, we will not enter agreements with owners where properties are tenanted, and the householder will be made homeless in order to join the scheme
  • All properties must be of a good standard of repair and have a valid gas safety and electrical testing certificate
  • All properties will require a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and be rated 'E' or above
  • Owners / landlords will be required to have buildings insurance to cover structural faults/repairs, flood, fire and other disasters

Get in touch with us

If you're interested, and would like to put forward your property for consideration, please complete our online form.

If you have more than one property, please complete a separate form for each property.

Other information

If you have an empty property that requires works to bring it up to a lettable standard, we may be able to undertake works required to bring them up to standard. We would recover cost of works through a reduced rent spread out over the lease term.

Contact us

For more information or to discuss the scheme further, please email privatesectorleasing@peterborough.gov.uk.