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Council Seeking private sector landlords

Do you have an empty property you want to let?

01 May
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West Lothian Council are looking to procure a mix of private let properties which are available to let.

The Private Sector Landlord service sees the council working with landlords and agents to use private let accommodation as a means of accommodating those on the council housing waiting list until a permanent home can be sourced.

West Lothian council can offer guaranteed rental with the potential of no void rent loss periods for a minimum 12 month period. The rent will match the local housing allowance rate.  Where both the landlord/agent and West Lothian council are happy with the property and service, the agreement can be rolled over for another 12 months.

Should the property require any repairs during the term of the tenancy then it will be reported to a council housing officer who will notify the landlord/agent to allow them to decide how to progress.A deposit guarantee to the amount of two months' rent will be given to cover any discrepancies at the end of the tenancy, which are out with fair wear and tear.

Executive councillor for services for the community, George Paul said: "This is a great opportunity for landlords to ensure that they are guaranteed rent on their property for a minimum of 12 months.

"I would encourage all landlords who have properties available and who may be interested in the scheme to contact the council's Home Choice team today."

If you would like to register your interest or find out more please contact the West Lothian Home by emailing private.lettingservices@westlothian.gov.uk

Further information on the scheme is available via Private Landlord Registration

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