We offer a Housing Solutions service to people living and/or working in Merthyr Tydfil . The shortage of housing coupled with increasing housing costs presents problems to many people. This especially affects households with a low income, who are unable to afford administration costs incurred by letting agents in addition to finding money for Bond and 'Rent In Advance' payments. Our aim is to help them secure rented accommodation through working with private landlords. The accommodation and tenancy will be secure, sustainable and managed accordingly. We will provide this as a free service to landlords as it seeks to offer a mutually beneficial situation for all parties.
If you decide to sign up with us, we will refer prospective tenants to you by giving them your preferred contact details. Alternatively we can contact you instead of the tenant to make any arrangements.
However, we will only do this after clients have successfully completed a full Housing Solutions interview. During the Housing Solutions interview, we will discuss the client's circumstances fully including their housing history and financial circumstances.
Afterwards, we will check the client's circumstances so far as we can in order to minimise any risk to you as a landlord.
We will not refer anyone where it is considered that the tenancy in unaffordable.
We don't provide references for prospective tenants or carry out credit checks, and the decision' regarding whether to accept any person we refer to you, will be entirely yours to make.
We will provide a realistic determination whether a tenancy will be successful or not. We will always ensure that any tenant referred can afford the rental liability of your property. Additionally
If you are not happy to accept any person we refer to you, just let us know. We will refer another person to you, subject to availability.
You, as a landlord, remain in control
Our aim is to ensure that you as the landlord remain full in control of the letting and property management process, but Merthyr Tydfil CBC will help you with many of the practical aspects involved. We are committed to helping you achieve your objectives of maximising your return on investment and we hope that you will find our service offers significant benefits to you.
We work in partnership with many private landlords in Merthyr Tydfil CBC and elsewhere to meet peoples housing needs. The free services that we can provide to you as a landlord include:
If you register your rental property with us, we will ask the following:
If you would like more information please contact the Housing Solutions Team on 01685 725000