Let your property out to Slough Borough Council – we provide exceptional service, work in partnership and you will positively be investing within the community.
As a private landlord/agent you can benefit from letting your property to people who have approached the council for housing assistance.
There are three letting schemes you can choose from:
A deposit guarantee scheme (DGS) helps to indemnify landlords against the possible cost of damage to their properties. There is no deposit provided but instead we would pay a pre-agreed amount of deposit guarantee depending on the size of the property to the landlord at the end of the tenancy. This will cover any malicious damages to the property including fixtures, some fittings for example cooker, fridge, and floor coverings, window coverings, caused by tenants and members of their household and which cannot be classed as fair wear and tear.
We will provide an inventory detailing the condition of the property, fixtures and including any fittings. The inventory will be agreed by all parties and signed immediately before or on commencement of the tenancy start date and again agreed at the end of the tenancy.
Tenancy will need to be for a period of 12 month assured shorthold tenancy. We will support payments for housing benefit/universal credit to be paid direct to you.
The Incentive Scheme (IS) available to private landlords and managing agents is primarily renting their property out in the Slough area although occasionally properties are required out of the borough placement. The scheme offers a one-off, incentive payment depending on location, size and condition of property. The incentive is paid to a landlord at the start of the first tenancy.
UKan Move Scheme gives applicants an opportunity to identify their own property in the private rented sector in the area of their choice.
We would pay a deposit of one month’s Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rent depending on size of the property. The deposit needs to be secured under the deposit protection scheme. We may also consider agreeing to cover one month’s rent in advance. We need to be satisfied the tenant is eligible to apply on the scheme.
The property needs to be available for your tenant on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for a minimum of 12 months on Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rent for the area.
As well as the above you can also expect the following from the Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS):
As well as the above, for the UKan Move Scheme, you will need to provide a:
For more details or to register to let your property please email: SocialLettings@slough.gov.uk or call: