15 July
WLC Logo Placeholder image

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: "I would encourage all landlords who have properties available and who may be interested in the scheme to contact the council today.

"As lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted this is an opportunity for a landlord to work with the local authority and help provide a home for people during this uncertain period all while ensuring they receive rent on their property for a minimum of 12 months."

If you would like to register your interest or find out more please contact the council by emailing Private.LettingServices@westlothian.gov.uk