Somerset West Landlord & Tenant Services (SWeLT)- Deposit Guarantee Scheme

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Somerset West Landlord & Tenant Services (SWeLT)- Deposit Guarantee Scheme"

Transcription

1 Somerset West Landlord & Tenant Services (SWeLT)- Deposit Guarantee Scheme Policy Document 1. Introduction 1.1 Anyone looking to rent a property from a private landlord, may be required to provide a cash deposit to cover any damages/rent arrears that can occur during the tenancy. It is often difficult for prospective tenants to raise the cash for a deposit, particularly if they are on state benefits or a low income. 1.2 Suitable, affordable accommodation is in short supply. Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset Authorities, in conjunction with Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH), are working together to assist tenants and landlords where a written guarantee can be used in place of a cash deposit. It is called the Deposit Guarantee/Smartmove Scheme (sometimes referred to as the Bond). Please note: This policy applies to Deposit Guarantees administered by Taunton Deane Borough Council and Sedgemoor District Council. For information on the schemes operated by TAH and West Somerset Council please refer to the following links ( and ( 2. What is the Deposit Guarantee Scheme? 2.1 The guarantee scheme is a written guarantee provided by your local Council in place of a cash deposit, which will indemnify against any damage to the property or rent arrears by the tenant, up to the value of the deposit guarantee. Each Council provides the scheme for accepted homeless households and those threatened with homelessness, under section 193 of the Housing Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness Act For households who the Council does not have an accepted duty to rehouse (as defined above) the Council may make a referral to the Smartmove Scheme administered by TAH. Please speak to your local Council for more information or refer to the TAH link listed above. 2.3 The Deposit Guarantee covers the first 12 months of the tenancy giving the tenant a chance to save a cash deposit to give to the landlord if they remain in the property after 12 months. Refer to Section 10 of the Policy for options to extend the bond. 2.4 Claims against the scheme cannot exceed the value of the agreed Guarantee. All paid claims will be recovered from the tenant. 3. Who is eligible for the Deposit Guarantee scheme? You must be homeless or threatened with homelessness You must not be able to raise a deposit by any other means You must have a priority need for housing (a member of the Housing Advice Team will determine your priority) 1

2 You must be over 16 years of age You must have a local connection to the area in which you require assistance i.e. Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane or West Somerset. If you cannot say yes to any of the points listed below then you do not have a local connection: Eligibility Yes No You have lived in the local authority area you are applying to for 6 months in the last 12? You have lived in the local authority area you are applying to for 3 out of the last 5 years? Have full time employment in the local authority area you are applying to, or either be self employed or be in permanent paid employment and be contracted to work a minimum average of 16 hours a week. Have a strong family connection (e.g. Parents, brother, sister etc. The family member should have lived in the local authority area you are applying to for at least 5 years) 4. What does the Deposit Guarantee cover? The accommodation for which the tenant has exclusive occupation, where there is:- Damage to the property Theft of the Landlords effects Unpaid rent 5. What the Deposit Guarantee does not cover? Charges and services e.g. Fuels, bills Administration costs Communal parts of the property 6. What type of accommodation does the Scheme cover? 6.1 The Deposit Guarantee covers all types of private rented accommodation including flats and houses. 7. What is the financial maximum covered by Deposit Guarantee? 7.1 The Deposit guarantee agreement will set out the maximum covered. 8. Is the Deposit Guarantee exempt from the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme? 8.1 Yes. The Deposit Guarantee does not have to be protected by the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme as it is a written guarantee provided by the Council. 2

3 9. How does the scheme work? A prospective tenant must approach the relevant Council to see if he/she is eligible for the scheme before an application will be considered. After this he/she may approach a landlord/letting agency that has a property to let. If the landlord/letting agent is happy to accept a written guarantee from the Council in place of a cash deposit then the tenant will complete a deposit guarantee application form, which needs to be signed by the landlord/letting agency. The tenant will then hand the application to the Council and it will be checked against the current Local Housing Allowance. The Council will check the affordability and make a decision if the deposit application will be accepted or rejected. The rent must be set at an acceptable level for the type and size of property as defined in the Local Housing Allowance rates which are set out on a yearly basis. Any shortfall in rent between the Local Housing Allowance awarded and the actual rent charged will only be allowed at the discretion of The Housing Options Manager/Senior Officer If accepted the landlord/letting agent will be contacted by the Council and an inventory date arranged. At the inventory the deposit guarantee contract will be required to be signed by both the tenant and landlord. Once the inventory has been completed and the deposit guarantee contract signed by all parties the tenant is free to move into the property with consent from the landlord/letting agent. The process will normally take 5-8 working days. PLEASE NOTE: The tenant must not move into the property before the inventory and contract guarantee have been completed and signed or the deposit guarantee will be withdrawn. 10. Option to Extend the term of the Bond In some cases there will be an option to review and extend the bond guarantee for a further 12 months. The option to review will be carried out at the Council s discretion where the circumstances of each household will be considered on merit at the time of the review. The option to review a bond can be offered at the end of the first 12 months. A further 12 months bond can be guaranteed provided a new 6 month AST is signed. There may be circumstances where the Council will not agree to renew the bond these may include (and not exclusively) incidents of anti social behaviour, misconduct in the tenancy, non repayment of rent in advance, rent arrears, the length of time the tenancy has been held and complaints against the landlord. In any event the Council will not offer a bond guarantee for the lifetime of a tenancy and will not agree to automatically renew a bond every 12 months. 11. Exclusions from the Scheme 11.1 Applicants will not be accepted onto the scheme where there is evidence of problems related to misconduct in a previous tenancy guaranteed under this or any previous deposit and rent in advance schemes administered by the participating Councils. In addition applicants will not be accepted onto the scheme where they owe the Council 3

4 money for damages and/or rent arrears paid under this or any previous deposit and rent in advance schemes administered by the Council. In the event of outstanding debt owed to the Council consideration may be given to a further application where the person has maintained a repayment plan for at least three months prior to a new application being made. In these cases the approval of the Housing Options Manager /Senior Officer must be obtained before the applicant can be accepted on to the scheme The property must be in acceptable condition and meet current fire, furnishings, gas, oil and electrical safety standards. It is the landlord s responsibility to ensure that the property is maintained to a decent lettable standard and all the above safety checks have been carried out and are current and up to date. This includes gas and oil safety checks for boilers and fires where a current landlord s gas or oil safety certificate must be held for all appliances. The landlord should provide working smoke alarms in hallways and landings. The landlord must issue a proper assured shorthold tenancy agreement and comply with all relevant Landlord and Tenant regulations, Health and Safety Regulations and Housing Acts, have current building insurance and be responsible for daily management of the tenant and property. 12. What happens if there is a claim on the deposit guarantee? 12.1 In the unfortunate event a claim needs to be made at the end of the tenancy within the initial 12 month period, a claim form can be obtained from the Council who provided the guarantee : Somerset West Landlord & Tenant Officers:- Taunton Deane Borough Council Pippa Hughes Tel: Sedgemoor District Council Kirsty Coles Tel: Smartmove Scheme Yvonne Hiscock Tel: No payments will be made under the deposit guarantee scheme if: The tenancy is still running The Landlord has not notified the Council within 7 days of knowing the tenant had vacated the property The Landlord does not make a claim within 8 weeks of knowing the tenant has vacated the property If the Landlord is in breach of any of the terms in the Deposit Guarantee contract Damage that is attributable to fair wear and tear will not be covered Please note: The Tenant will be legally obliged to repay any money to the Council if a claim is made on the Deposit Scheme. For more information on the Bond Guarantee Schemes please contact the Officers on the numbers above. 13. Landlord Accreditation 13.1 Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset Authorities also provided a Free Landlord Accreditation Scheme to assist local landlords. 4

5 13.2 Membership is free whatever the size of portfolio, below are a list of incentives available to those landlords wishing to join:- Grants up to 3,000 Low interest 4% Loans from 1,000-15,000 Dedicated phone line to Housing Benefit and Housing Advice Free advertising on Homefinder Somerset Membership card and certificate Energy Performance certificates at a discounted rate A regular e- newsletter keeping you updated on new legislation Free copies of Assured Shorthold Tenancy and Section 21 Notices For more information on the scheme, please visit the Accreditation webpage Or contact the Accreditation Officer (Esther Carter) Diversity and Equal Opportunities 14.1 The Councils and partner housing providers are committed to reflecting the full diversity of the community it serves and to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone The Councils and housing providers operating the scheme will not conduct business with landlords or letting agents who are unprepared to conform to these standards This policy and all associated documentation and leaflets can be made available in large print, Braille, tape format or in any other languages, on request. 15. Monitoring and Review 15.1 This policy will be monitored regularly and reviewed annually by the Somerset West Landlord and Tenant Services Board and is operated at the discretion of Sedgemoor District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council, who reserve the right to alter or amend the scheme without consultation. There is no legal obligation for the Council s to run the scheme and it is the landlord s responsibility to manage the tenant and property which includes collection of rent, repossession of property, full legal compliance in relation to the maintenance of equipment and property and that tenancy conditions are being adhered to. The scheme operates subject to sufficient financing being available and can be withdrawn either in part or whole where insufficient resources exist. 5

Tenancy Policy. 1 Introduction. 12 September Executive Management Team Approval Date: Review date: September 2018

Tenancy Policy. 1 Introduction. 12 September Executive Management Team Approval Date: Review date: September 2018 Tenancy Policy Originator: Executive Management Team Approval Date: Policy and Strategy Team 12 September 2017 Review date: September 2018 1 Introduction 1.1 1.2 This Policy sets out how One Vision Housing

More information

Renting Privately A Tenants Guide

Renting Privately A Tenants Guide Are you aged between 16-24 Years old? If so you can also access a range of service, advice and support through the Pathways to Independence Scheme (P2I) For more details you can contact or visit one of

More information

HOLDING DEPOSIT: (Cash / Transfer) DATE: OUTSTANDING BALANCE:

HOLDING DEPOSIT: (Cash / Transfer) DATE: OUTSTANDING BALANCE: PROPERTY ADDRESS: PROPOSED TENANCY START DATE: NOMINATED LEAD TENANT: This is the person that will be the main point of contact in respect of the security deposit registration and return Conditions & Questions:

More information

Some homes may not be eligible and in those cases we will try to find an alternative property that you can buy.

Some homes may not be eligible and in those cases we will try to find an alternative property that you can buy. 1. Introduction The Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) is an 18 month government-led pilot scheme which gives assured tenants of housing associations in the Midlands area the right to buy their home at a discounted

More information

Options for Housing Association Tenants

Options for Housing Association Tenants Options for Housing Association Tenants Adult and Community Services Directorate Housing and Community Support Services Division 7 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1SS Tel: (01983) 823040 Fax:

More information

Leasehold Management Policy

Leasehold Management Policy Author(s): Simon McCracken and Liz Evans Leasehold Management Policy Approved by: The Board Date: 3 rd December 2015 Date Published: 1 st January 2016 Version: Live 3.0 Review Date: December 2019 Contents

More information

If the Council offers you a property the offer letter will explain the type and length of the tenancy.

If the Council offers you a property the offer letter will explain the type and length of the tenancy. About your tenancy A new type of tenancy The 2011 Localism Act gave local authorities the right to grant flexible fixed term tenancies, instead of the lifetime tenancies they used to offer. The Royal Borough

More information

CONTENTS. Page 2 INTRODUCTION

CONTENTS. Page 2 INTRODUCTION A GUIDE to Preserved RIght to BUy and right to acquire This leaflet will provide you with the information you need to help you make the decision about buying your current property. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

More information

Inside this issue. If you re a landlord look for the blue pages

Inside this issue. If you re a landlord look for the blue pages Welcome to our first newsletter We are the new one-stop shop under the umbrella of Somerset West Private Sector Housing Partnership bringing together services for owners, owner/occupiers, private sector

More information

Do you rent, or are you thinking of renting, from a private landlord? housing

Do you rent, or are you thinking of renting, from a private landlord? housing Do you rent, or are you thinking of renting, from a private landlord? housing What is the law? If you start renting a property now, the rent is less than 25,000 per year and you do not live in the same

More information

Mutual Exchange Policy

Mutual Exchange Policy Mutual Exchange Policy 1. Scope and Purpose 1.1. Clarion Housing wishes to support resident s who need to move to and to provide a level of choice about where they live. This policy sets out Clarion Housing

More information

homes for rent how to apply for a home

homes for rent how to apply for a home homes for rent how to apply for a home Please note that our Plus Dane customer contact telephone numbers refered to throughout this leaflet have now changed to: 0800 169 2988 [free from most UK landline

More information

End of fixed term tenancy policy

End of fixed term tenancy policy End of fixed term tenancy policy This policy replaces the related clauses of the Tenancy Policies of Circle 33 and Affinity Sutton Homes (AS) and the AS Fixed Term Tenancy Management Procedure. 1. Purpose

More information

Advice for Private Landlords Mandatory Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation

Advice for Private Landlords Mandatory Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation Advice for Private Landlords Mandatory Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation Plymouth City Council www.plymouth.gov.uk Housing Services Community Services Directorate Licensing applies to some (not

More information

Your guide to mutual exchanges through Tyne and Wear Homes

Your guide to mutual exchanges through Tyne and Wear Homes Your guide to mutual exchanges through Tyne and Wear Homes Your guide to mutual exchanges through Tyne and Wear Homes Tyne and Wear Homes is a lettings service that allows you to search and apply for properties

More information

Easy Location Ltd Landlord Agreement

Easy Location Ltd Landlord Agreement Easy Location Ltd Landlord Agreement Easy Location- Landlord Agreement Please note, all Easy Location Fees are subject to VAT unless stated otherwise Fully Managed Service Visit property advise of rents,

More information

Voluntary Right to Buy Policy (Midlands Pilot)

Voluntary Right to Buy Policy (Midlands Pilot) Voluntary Right to Buy Policy (Midlands Pilot) Version 1 Approved by: Board Approved date: 6 June 2018 1.0 Introduction 1.1 This Policy outlines our approach to the Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) scheme,

More information

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Grenfell Rehousing Policy. Revision November 2017

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Grenfell Rehousing Policy. Revision November 2017 Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Grenfell Rehousing Policy Revision November 2017 1. Introduction This exceptional rehousing policy has been adopted pursuant to paragraph 1.11 of the Council s Housing

More information

Document control. Supercedes (Version & Date) Version 2 February 2017

Document control. Supercedes (Version & Date) Version 2 February 2017 Tenancy Policy Document control Document Reference / Version Number Version 3 November 2017 Title of Document Authors Name(s) Angela Havens Authors Job Title(s) Head of Income & Customer Support Directorate(s)

More information

We also manage a portfolio of properties on behalf of another landlord that includes market rented properties.

We also manage a portfolio of properties on behalf of another landlord that includes market rented properties. Market Rent Policy INTRODUCTION Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) primarily provides affordable housing which is let to people on the basis of housing need. In addition to our affordable housing, we have

More information

Guidance Sheet : Tenancy Deposit Protection in Scotland Information for Landlords, Tenants and Letting Agents

Guidance Sheet : Tenancy Deposit Protection in Scotland Information for Landlords, Tenants and Letting Agents Tenancy Deposit Protection in Scotland Information for Landlords, Tenants and Letting Agents 1. GENERAL Which landlords will have to comply with the regulations? The types of tenancy to which these regulations

More information

Demoted Tenancies Your Questions Answered

Demoted Tenancies Your Questions Answered Demoted Tenancies Your Questions Answered This leaflet answers a number of questions about your rights and responsibilities as a Demoted tenant. Please see the Tenancy policy and your tenancy agreement

More information

Mutual Exchange Policy

Mutual Exchange Policy Mutual Exchange Policy Author I Jekyll Job Title Operations Director Approved by / Date Operations Committee October 2012 Approved by Challenge Group / Date October 2012 Review Date October 2016 Cross

More information

tenancy agreements What to look for in a tenancy agreement ueastudent.com/advice

tenancy agreements What to look for in a tenancy agreement ueastudent.com/advice tenancy agreements What to look for in a tenancy agreement. 1 What do I have to sign to rent a house? When you sign up for a rented house, you will have to sign a tenancy agreement. A tenancy agreement

More information

Wilkinson Walker Limited Property Management and Lettings 8 Moorfield Parade Irlam Manchester M44 6FY t f.

Wilkinson Walker Limited Property Management and Lettings 8 Moorfield Parade Irlam Manchester M44 6FY t f. Wilkinson Walker Limited Property Management and Lettings 8 Moorfield Parade Irlam Manchester M44 6FY t.0161 777 9988 f. 0161 777 8668 email: info@chris-wilkinson.co.uk www.chris-wilkinson.co.uk Full Management

More information

Job profile Private Rented Housing Officer Salary: Grade H

Job profile Private Rented Housing Officer Salary: Grade H Job profile Private Rented Housing Officer Salary: Grade H Fixed Term to 30 September 2020 (there is potential for this to be extended) Group: Communities and Environment Service: Development, Transport

More information

OPTIVO S GUIDE TO SHARED OWNERSHIP

OPTIVO S GUIDE TO SHARED OWNERSHIP OPTIVO S GUIDE TO SHARED OWNERSHIP Are you interested in Shared Ownership, but don t know much about it? Our handy guide is here to help. If you re struggling to buy your own home, Shared Ownership could

More information

Tenancy Policy Dale & Valley Homes Durham City Homes and East Durham Homes

Tenancy Policy Dale & Valley Homes Durham City Homes and East Durham Homes Tenancy Policy Dale & Valley Homes Durham City Homes and East Durham Homes Version Author Date Review date Comments/amendments This policy outlines the way in which County Durham Housing Group and the

More information

Feature your property in our large prominent LED window display Provide a regularly updated lettings list for applicants

Feature your property in our large prominent LED window display Provide a regularly updated lettings list for applicants 117 South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4LU Tel: 01323 748874 * enquiries@hshome.co.uk hshome.co.uk * rightmove.co.uk * primelocation.com * zoopla.co.uk TERMS OF BUSINESS - SERVICES OFFERED BY

More information

Terms of Business, Landlord Insurances & Property Information (v2.0)

Terms of Business, Landlord Insurances & Property Information (v2.0) Terms of Business, Landlord Insurances & Property Information (v2.0) 1 General Agreements 1.1 By signing this document, The Landlord is appointing Belvoir! as The Agent. The Landlord confirms that he has

More information

TENURE POLICY. 1.2 The Policy sets out the type of tenancy agreement we will offer when letting our properties for the following tenures.

TENURE POLICY. 1.2 The Policy sets out the type of tenancy agreement we will offer when letting our properties for the following tenures. Part of the Trust s Tenancy Management Framework Level 1 policy approval TENURE POLICY 1. Introduction 1.1 The Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust (the Trust) is a Registered Provider of homes. In accordance

More information

Supporting documents; Devon Home Choice policy and procedures, Rentplus lettings process and criteria

Supporting documents; Devon Home Choice policy and procedures, Rentplus lettings process and criteria Section; Housing Policy name; Lettings Policy Executive responsible; Housing Manager Review by; Housing Manager Tenant review: Yes Type of review; Exception Authority to amend; Board Frequency of review;

More information

Policy on the Discharge of Duty to Homeless Applicants owed a duty under Section 193 of the Housing Act 1996

Policy on the Discharge of Duty to Homeless Applicants owed a duty under Section 193 of the Housing Act 1996 Appendix C Policy on the Discharge of Duty to Homeless Applicants owed a duty under Section 193 of the Housing Act 1996 Version 1 Dated: October 2013 Related documents: Homelessness Strategy SCDC Tenancy

More information

HAVEBURY HOUSING PARTNERSHIP

HAVEBURY HOUSING PARTNERSHIP HS0025 HAVEBURY HOUSING PARTNERSHIP POLICY HOME PURCHASE POLICY Controlling Authority Director of Resources Policy Number HS025 Issue No. 3 Status Final Date November 2013 Review date November 2016 Equality

More information

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) Allocations Policy

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) Allocations Policy Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) Allocations Policy Policy Name: Allocations policy Status: Draft Approved by: WCHG Board Drafted by: Carolyn Hadfield Date approved: 21 st September 2016 Date

More information

Condor Properties. Room Number - Address - Page 1 of 5. the landlord or landlords. the tenant or tenants and student ID. Date:

Condor Properties. Room Number - Address - Page 1 of 5. the landlord or landlords. the tenant or tenants and student ID. Date: Page 1 of 5 Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement Room Only under part 1 of the Housing Act 1988 as amended under part 3 of the Housing Act 1996 If you need to pay a deposit, we will deal with it under one

More information

CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: Head of Housing & Community Services. DATE: August AMENDED: Changes to Starter Tenancies.

CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: Head of Housing & Community Services. DATE: August AMENDED: Changes to Starter Tenancies. TENANCY POLICY CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: Head of Housing & Community Services ISSUE NO: 3 STATUS: LIVE DATE: August 2014 AMENDED: Changes to Starter Tenancies 1 Index 1.0 Purpose of the Policy 2.0 Tenancy

More information

Choice Based Lettings Information Guide

Choice Based Lettings Information Guide )PNF'JOEFS Choice Based Lettings Information Guide Providing Quality Homes & Neighbourhoods HOUSING If you need any help communicating with us or understanding any of our documents, please contact us on

More information

GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATES.

GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATES. Application form PRINT v2_layout 1 30/04/2014 12:15 Page 1 da a Information and Application pack If you are unaware of your duties please see the leaflet Landlords: A guide to landlords duties: Gas Safety

More information

Landlord Agency Agreement

Landlord Agency Agreement Terms & Conditions This Agreement is made between Executive Lets and the Landlord/Owner of the Property or the Landlords/Owners Legally appointed representative. Executive Lets agrees to act as agent for

More information

Interested in buying your own home? A legal guide to Right to Buy

Interested in buying your own home? A legal guide to Right to Buy Interested in buying your own home? A legal guide to Right to Buy Further information Sanctuary Housing Customer Service Centre 0800 916 1444/0300 123 3516* contactus@sanctuary-housing.co.uk Please contact

More information

Interested in buying your own home?

Interested in buying your own home? Interested in buying your own home? A legal guide to Right to Buy This leaflet can be translated into other languages, large print and Braille or recorded on to an audio CD. Please contact your local office

More information

Your tenancy Intermediate rent

Your tenancy Intermediate rent Your tenancy Intermediate rent Contents What is Intermediate Rent?... 3 What do I get with my home and what other costs are there?... 3 Type of tenancy... 3 How often does the rent go up?... 3 What you

More information

Rechargeable Repairs Policy. Page 1 of 9

Rechargeable Repairs Policy. Page 1 of 9 Rechargeable Repairs Policy Page 1 of 9 Contents 1. Purpose and Context 2. Policy Statement 3. Policy 4. Review DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT Approved by: Date of approval: To be read in conjunction with: 1. Corporate

More information

Your Guide to Energy Efficiency in the Private Rental Sector

Your Guide to Energy Efficiency in the Private Rental Sector Your Guide to Energy Efficiency in the Private Rental Sector Introduction In 2016, two pieces of legislation relating to energy efficiency, came into force: The Tenant s Energy Efficiency Improvement and

More information

LEASEHOLD MANAGEMENT POLICY

LEASEHOLD MANAGEMENT POLICY LEASEHOLD MANAGEMENT POLICY 1. Introduction 1.1 On the 21 st January 2008, all leasehold properties sold by Monmouthshire County Council under the Right to Buy legislation, were transferred to MHA. 1.2

More information

1.4 The policy applies to all landlord organisations in the Group.

1.4 The policy applies to all landlord organisations in the Group. POLICY Voluntary Right to Buy Date Adopted July 2018 Date of Next Review March 2020 or sooner if required Version 1.0 Responsible Body Homes Board Responsible Officer Company Secretary &Head of Legal Services

More information

Voluntary Right to Buy and Portability Policy

Voluntary Right to Buy and Portability Policy Voluntary Right to Buy and Portability Policy 1. Policy statement Policy for customers who wish to purchase the home they rent from Bromford under the Voluntary Right to Buy scheme 2. Contents: Introduction

More information

Hartlepool Good Tenant Scheme Membership Application Form

Hartlepool Good Tenant Scheme Membership Application Form Hartlepool Good Scheme Please complete and return this application form to: Hartlepool Good Scheme, Housing Options Centre, Park Towers, Park Road, Hartlepool, TS24 7PT 01429 284890, E-mail tenant.ref@hartlepool.gov.uk,

More information

The Types of Standard 2 Guidance on the Standards 2 Changes to Legislation 2

The Types of Standard 2 Guidance on the Standards 2 Changes to Legislation 2 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2 The Types of Standard 2 Guidance on the Standards 2 Changes to Legislation 2 SCOTTISH CORE STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITED LANDLORDS 3 1 Communication with the Tenant 3 2 Equality Issues,

More information

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Tenancy Policy

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Tenancy Policy Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Tenancy Policy 2013-18 Tenancy Policy Contents Page No. 1. Introduction 3 2. Strategic Context 3 3. Policy Aims 3 4. The types of tenancies we offer 4 5. Flexible tenancy

More information

Tenancy policy. for you for your community not for profit. Date: 27 th August Sue Wilson. Author:

Tenancy policy. for you for your community not for profit. Date: 27 th August Sue Wilson. Author: Tenancy policy Date: Author: 27 th August 2015 Sue Wilson for you for your community not for profit TWO RIVERS HOUSING Tenancy Policy 1.0 Introduction 1.1 The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) took responsibility

More information

Burnetts Assured Shorthold Tenant Eviction Scheme

Burnetts Assured Shorthold Tenant Eviction Scheme Burnetts Assured Shorthold Tenant Eviction Scheme Here at Burnetts we have a wealth of experience in dealing with the legal problems which both private and public landlords face on a daily basis. We are

More information

ARDENGLEN HOUSING ASSOCIATION LIMITED DECORATION POLICY

ARDENGLEN HOUSING ASSOCIATION LIMITED DECORATION POLICY ARDENGLEN HOUSING ASSOCIATION LIMITED ---0--- DECORATION POLICY Date Presented to: Housing Services Sub Committee 13/12/11 Date of next Scheduled Review 13/12/14 Date passed by: Housing Services Sub Committee

More information

HomeFinder. Information Guide. Providing Quality Homes & Neighbourhoods

HomeFinder. Information Guide. Providing Quality Homes & Neighbourhoods HomeFinder Information Guide Providing Quality Homes & Neighbourhoods Introduction Where do I start? If you are a new applicant or existing A1 Housing tenant, HomeFinder will help you to apply for A1 Housing

More information

NUMBER: 07/04 DATE FIRST ISSUED: July 2004 DATE REVISED: N/A

NUMBER: 07/04 DATE FIRST ISSUED: July 2004 DATE REVISED: N/A NUMBER: 07/04 DATE FIRST ISSUED: July 2004 DATE REVISED: N/A Note: housing association is used as a generic term for registered social landlords. Corporation means Housing Corporation. TITLE: SUMMARY:

More information

Easy Lettings (Birmingham) Ltd

Easy Lettings (Birmingham) Ltd Management Deposit held with TDS Page 1 of 6 Easy Lettings (Birmingham) Ltd 545 Bristol Road Selly Oak Birmingham B29 6AU TEL: 0121 472 6969 FAX: 0121 472 7532 www.easylettingsbirmingham.co.uk Email: Sales@easylettingsbirmingham.co.uk

More information

Welcome to Advice Direct..., the written information service from Guild Advice.

Welcome to Advice Direct..., the written information service from Guild Advice. EVICTION Welcome to Advice Direct..., the written information service from Guild Advice. This leaflet is designed to provide you with information on eviction and how to deal with it. The guide focuses

More information

Homefinder Lettings Policy. Ashfield District Council Mansfield District Council

Homefinder Lettings Policy. Ashfield District Council Mansfield District Council Homefinder Lettings Policy Ashfield District Council Mansfield District Council CONTENTS Page 1. Ashfield and Mansfield Sub-Regional Partnership 1.1 Introduction 4 1.2 Governance 4 2. Statement of Choice

More information

MUTUAL EXCHANGES EXPLAINED

MUTUAL EXCHANGES EXPLAINED MUTUAL EXCHANGES EXPLAINED HAFOD HOUSING ASSOCIATION July 2013 ABOUT THIS BOOKLET This leaflet has been designed to help explain how mutual exchanges work. CONTENTS 3 What is a mutual exchange? 3 Why mutually

More information

Lettings and Allocations Policy Sheltered Housing

Lettings and Allocations Policy Sheltered Housing Lettings and Allocations Policy Sheltered Housing Greenfields - Cuffley Hollier Court - Hatfield Churchfield House - Welwyn Garden City Elizabeth Close - Welwyn Garden City Welwyn Garden City Housing Association

More information

Tenancy Policy March 2016

Tenancy Policy March 2016 Tenancy Policy March 2016 0. DOCUMENT CONTROL 0.1 SUMMARY This policy provides a summary of the types of tenancy which Golden Gates Housing Trust may use, how changes to a tenancy may occur during the

More information

Island HomeFinder. Scheme guide

Island HomeFinder. Scheme guide Island HomeFinder Scheme guide In this guide About Island HomeFinder Page 3 How to use Island HomeFinder Page 4 Which properties can I bid for? Page 6 How are applications prioritised? Page 7 Medical and

More information

KATHERINE S HOUSE, DUNSTABLE STREET, AMPTHILL, BEDS, MK45 2JP TEL: FAX: (01525)

KATHERINE S HOUSE, DUNSTABLE STREET, AMPTHILL, BEDS, MK45 2JP TEL: FAX: (01525) MOVING TENANCY POLICY KATHERINE S HOUSE, DUNSTABLE STREET, AMPTHILL, BEDS, MK45 2JP TEL: 0300 123 5544 FAX: (01525) 403682 E-mail: enquiry@aragon-housing.co.uk INTRODUCTION All registered providers are

More information

Lettings and Tenancy. Date: February 2015 Version: 1. Document Reference: Document Owner: Annette Morrison. See also: Date last reviewed: June 2014

Lettings and Tenancy. Date: February 2015 Version: 1. Document Reference: Document Owner: Annette Morrison. See also: Date last reviewed: June 2014 Lettings and Tenancy Date: February 2015 Version: 1 Document Reference: Document Owner: Annette Morrison See also: Date last reviewed: June 2014 Date due for next review: February 2017 1. Purpose To ensure

More information

Buy To Let Mortgage Guide

Buy To Let Mortgage Guide Buy To Let Mortgage Guide Buying an investment property is a big decision that, if planned carefully, can be very rewarding. We ve created this buy to let mortgage guide to ensure you understand exactly

More information

Granting Sole and Joint Tenancies Policy ENFORCEMENT POLICY

Granting Sole and Joint Tenancies Policy ENFORCEMENT POLICY Policy Document Granting Sole and Joint Tenancies Policy ENFORCEMENT POLICY Author: Lisa Griffin Authorised by: Sharon Morgan Owned by: Sharon Morgan Issue No: 1 Effective from: 01/06/15 Consultation Required?

More information

Residential Buy to Let Landlords Administration of Estates

Residential Buy to Let Landlords Administration of Estates Residential Buy to Let Landlords Administration of Estates What you need to know Many people invest in a buy to let property as part of their portfolio of investments. The law and procedure in relation

More information

POLICY: FIXED-TERM TENANCIES. 1.0 Introduction. 2.0 Aims and Objectives. 3.0 Policy Statement. 4.0 Background Legislation & Legal Framework

POLICY: FIXED-TERM TENANCIES. 1.0 Introduction. 2.0 Aims and Objectives. 3.0 Policy Statement. 4.0 Background Legislation & Legal Framework POLICY: FIXED-TERM TENANCIES 1.0 Introduction 1.1 The Localism Act 2011 introduced new flexibilities for registered providers (RPs) to offer social housing tenancies for a fixed-term. The new flexibilities

More information

The following services include:

The following services include: The following services include: Tenant Introduction Full Market Appraisal Advertising and Marketing Accompanied Viewings Tenant Referencing Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement Inventory and Schedule of

More information

LANDLORDS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

LANDLORDS TERMS AND CONDITIONS LANDLORDS TERMS AND CONDITIONS AGENCY AGREEMENT Between Cloud9 Aspirational Property Management Limited The Old Chapel, 14 Fairview Drive, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6PH and Landlord s name/s (all joint landlords):..

More information

RE-CHARGEABLE REPAIRS STRATEGY

RE-CHARGEABLE REPAIRS STRATEGY . RE-CHARGEABLE REPAIRS STRATEGY THIS STRATEGY PROVIDES CLARITY OF WHEN NEW CHARTER HOUSING TRUST WILL RE-CHARGE A TENANT TO RECOVER THE COST OF REPAIRING FIXTURES OR FITTINGS TO A PROPERTY IN ITS OWNERSHIP

More information

STARTER TENANCY POLICY

STARTER TENANCY POLICY 1. BACKGROUND Manningham Housing Association (MHA) is a registered social housing provider. The Association provides general needs housing for rent and shared ownership. This policy describes how MHA will

More information

What is the Tenancy Deposit Scheme?

What is the Tenancy Deposit Scheme? ```` What is the Tenancy Deposit Scheme? An explanatory leaflet for landlords and tenants Third edition Introduction Many tenants in the private sector give their landlords a deposit against possible nonpayment

More information

Policy: FP022 Rent Accounting and Arrears

Policy: FP022 Rent Accounting and Arrears Policy: FP022 Rent Accounting and Arrears Trust Housing Association Limited Title of policy: Rent Accounting and Arrears Policy Date of adoption or last review: October 2013 Lead officer: Head of Financial

More information

Page 1. Date: This agreement is between us: the landlord or landlords. and you (individually and together): the tenant or tenants

Page 1. Date: This agreement is between us: the landlord or landlords. and you (individually and together): the tenant or tenants Page 1 2017 Assured shorthold tenancy agreement (Provided under part 1 of the Housing Act 1988 and amended under part 3 of the Housing Act 1996) If you need to pay a deposit, we will deal with it under

More information

What is a lodger? 2. Is your property suitable? 3. Have you got permission? 4. Will you need a licence? 5. Have you got insurance? 6.

What is a lodger? 2. Is your property suitable? 3. Have you got permission? 4. Will you need a licence? 5. Have you got insurance? 6. Index Title Page What is a lodger? 2 Is your property suitable? Have you got permission? 4 Will you need a licence? 5 Have you got insurance? 6 Earnings 6 Setting the rent 7 Paying the bills 8 Charging

More information

CONSENT TO LET APPLICATION FORM

CONSENT TO LET APPLICATION FORM CONSENT TO LET APPLICATION FORM To allow us to consider your request please send us the fully completed consent to let application form. IMPORTANT INFORMATION If consent is granted you will be charged

More information

Wandsworth Borough Council. Tenancy and Rent Strategy

Wandsworth Borough Council. Tenancy and Rent Strategy APPENDIX 1 TO PAPER NO. 19-08 Wandsworth Borough Council Tenancy and Rent Strategy CONTENTS Page Introduction 2 Tenancies for applicants who were not already social housing tenants as at 1st April 2012

More information

December 2017 Website. Lettings Policy (General Needs Housing)

December 2017 Website. Lettings Policy (General Needs Housing) December 2017 Website Lettings Policy (General Needs Housing) 1. Introduction CHS GROUP (CHS) is a charitable Housing Association which has a duty to ensure its homes are allocated to people in housing

More information

MAGNA HOUSING GROUP TENANCY POLICY

MAGNA HOUSING GROUP TENANCY POLICY 1. Introduction Version: 1 Approved by MHGL Board: 19/09/13 Effective: 07/04/14 Author: Elaine Crooke Equality Impact Assessment undertaken: 00/00/00 Total no of pages: 5 MAGNA HOUSING GROUP TENANCY POLICY

More information

Anthea Lettings is a highly successful letting agency with properties throughout the North London area.

Anthea Lettings is a highly successful letting agency with properties throughout the North London area. About Us Anthea Lettings is a modern and innovative Letting Agent. Our office will provide you with a professional lettings and property management service that embraces our core principles of quality

More information

A Home in the Private Rented Sector: a Guide for Tenants in Wales

A Home in the Private Rented Sector: a Guide for Tenants in Wales A Home in the Private Rented Sector: a Guide for Tenants in Wales October 2015 Mae r ddogfen yma hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg. This document is also available in Welsh. Crown copyright 2016 WG27114 Digital

More information

Homefinder Lettings Policy. Ashfield District Council Mansfield District Council

Homefinder Lettings Policy. Ashfield District Council Mansfield District Council Homefinder Lettings Policy Ashfield District Council Mansfield District Council SEPTEMBER 2018 CONTENTS Page 1. Ashfield and Mansfield Sub-Regional Partnership 1.1 Introduction 4 1.2 Governance 5 2. Statement

More information

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement That the tenancy created by this Agreement is an assured shorthold tenancy within the meaning of the Housing Act 1988, as amended by the Housing Act 1996. Date Landlord

More information

Landlords Guide. bramleys.com

Landlords Guide. bramleys.com Landlords Guide bramleys.com INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SERVICES As Residential Letting and Managing Agents we provide a comprehensive letting service and for first time Landlords we offer a free no obligation

More information

Policy Updated: Leasehold Management Policy

Policy Updated: Leasehold Management Policy Leasehold Management Policy LEASEHOLD MANAGEMENT POLICY STATEMENT Our vision is: - Provide Homes - Improve Wellbeing - Strengthen Communities Our Core purpose: Providing homes to be proud of and helping

More information

What do I need to do as Agent/Deposit holder? Section A - Prescribed Information for ASTs. Section B - Clauses for inclusion in ASTs

What do I need to do as Agent/Deposit holder? Section A - Prescribed Information for ASTs. Section B - Clauses for inclusion in ASTs ```` Prescribed Information and Clauses for inclusion in Terms of Business, Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) and non- Assured Shorthold Tenancies (non-asts) Fourth edition effective from 6 th April 2011

More information

sold Right to buy and right to acquire

sold Right to buy and right to acquire sold Right to buy and right to acquire 2 The Westward Group is committed to treating all people with fairness and respect. We aim to actively help remove barriers and open doors for our customers and staff

More information

H 19. Sustainability Policy. April 2017 April 2020

H 19. Sustainability Policy. April 2017 April 2020 H 19 Sustainability Policy Date of Approval Review due April April 2017 April 2020 Contents 1. Introduction Purpose of the Policy 2. Key Policy Issues 3. Tenancy Sustainability Policy 4. Aims and Objectives

More information

LETTINGS & MANAGEMENT

LETTINGS & MANAGEMENT LETTINGS & MANAGEMENT Terms of Business Address of Property to be Let:.. Post code: www.drivers.co.uk sales lettings auctions management commercial surveyors TERMS OF BUSINESS Drivers & Norris agree to

More information

Table of Contents. A. Introduction B. Eight Steps To Establish A Lease C. Program Information Exhibit 1. Rental Voucher (HUD 52646)

Table of Contents. A. Introduction B. Eight Steps To Establish A Lease C. Program Information Exhibit 1. Rental Voucher (HUD 52646) 1 Table of Contents A. Introduction... 2 B. Eight Steps To Establish A Lease... 4 C. Program Information... 7 Exhibit 1. Rental Voucher (HUD 52646) Exhibit 2. Utility Allowance Schedule (HUD 52667) Exhibit

More information

London Borough of Bromley. Housing Allocation Scheme Summary

London Borough of Bromley. Housing Allocation Scheme Summary London Borough of Bromley Housing Allocation Scheme 202 Summary This leaflet is a summary of Bromley Council s Housing Allocation Scheme. If you want further information or wish to see the Scheme in full

More information

Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Landlords Membership Rules

Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Landlords Membership Rules Who should read this? Key Documents Tenants Agents Landlords Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Landlords Membership Rules 6th Edition, revised 20th March 2018 Effective from 2nd April 2018 Contents Definitions

More information

Supporting documents; DHC publications & HomeSwapper publications. Health & safety; Breach of this policy unlikely to have direct impact on H&S

Supporting documents; DHC publications & HomeSwapper publications. Health & safety; Breach of this policy unlikely to have direct impact on H&S Section; Housing Policy name; Lettings Policy Executive responsible; Housing Manager Review by; Housing Manager Tenant review: Not yet Type of review; Exception Authority to amend; Board Frequency of review;

More information

ONLY FOR USE WHERE THE DEPOSIT IS TO BE PROTECTED WITH DEPOSIT GUARD THE TENANCY DEPOSIT SCHEME (TDS) Assured shorthold tenancy agreement room only

ONLY FOR USE WHERE THE DEPOSIT IS TO BE PROTECTED WITH DEPOSIT GUARD THE TENANCY DEPOSIT SCHEME (TDS) Assured shorthold tenancy agreement room only 2012 DepositGuard ONLY FOR USE WHERE THE DEPOSIT IS TO BE PROTECTED WITH DEPOSIT GUARD THE TENANCY DEPOSIT SCHEME (TDS) Assured shorthold tenancy agreement room only under part 1 of the Housing Act 1988

More information

Allocations and Lettings Policy

Allocations and Lettings Policy Date approved TBC Date of Next Review May 2016 Date of Last Review May 2015 Review Frequency Annually Type of document Policy Owner Name Jenny Spoor, Group Head of Neighbourhoods Job Title Approved by

More information

POLICY: LETTINGS. 1.0 Introduction. 2.0 Background Legislation. 3.0 Definitions. 4.0 Objectives

POLICY: LETTINGS. 1.0 Introduction. 2.0 Background Legislation. 3.0 Definitions. 4.0 Objectives POLICY: LETTINGS 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Thames Valley Housing (TVH) supports Local Authorities (LAs) with their strategic housing functions and their duties to meet identified local housing needs. 1.2 We

More information

Tenure and Tenancy management. Issue 07 Board approved: February Responsibility: Operations/C&SH Review Date: February 2019

Tenure and Tenancy management. Issue 07 Board approved: February Responsibility: Operations/C&SH Review Date: February 2019 Operational Manual Tenure and Tenancy management Corporate Policy Issue 07 Board approved: February 2017 Responsibility: Operations/C&SH Review Date: February 2019 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Hightown provides

More information

Let Only deposit held with Landlord SAMPLE Page 1 of 5

Let Only deposit held with Landlord SAMPLE Page 1 of 5 Let Only deposit held with Landlord SAMPLE Page 1 of 5 Easy Lettings (Birmingham) Ltd 545 Bristol Road Selly Oak Birmingham B29 6AU TEL: 0121 472 6969 FAX: 0121 472 7532 www.easylettingsbirmingham.co.uk

More information