Landlords from all over the Borough got together at an event hosted by Spelthorne Council on 26 April at The Orangery at Shepperton Studios. They had an opportunity to network and listen to guest speakers on subjects such as recent legislative requirements and changes in tax law which affect landlords. The event was very well attended with excellent feedback on how useful it had been. As a result, the Council will aim to host regular Landlord Forums to encourage networking and allow us to get to know our landlords better.
The Council is looking to introduce a Rent Guarantee Scheme to encourage landlords to rent their properties to tenants recommended by the Council. The scheme was launched for consultation at the event and, following feedback, will be launched later in the summer. Highlights of the scheme include the Council guaranteeing to pay the landlord rent directly for an initial period of 2 years at the prevailing market rent, free tenancy agreements and a security bond for the lifetime of the tenancy.
We are particularly looking for 2 bed properties. If you are a landlord and are interested in what we are proposing, please contact Sam King on 07885 977487 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more details about the proposed scheme. We would love to hear from you.
In conjunction with the forum, the Council is currently surveying private landlords to gather information to better understand their circumstances and how we can work more closely together. If you are a landlord and are interested in completing the survey please follow the link below. A £100 John Lewis voucher will be given to one lucky winner who completes the survey.
The results of the survey will be published on the private landlord pages on the Council’s website by the end of May.