Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
There is a shortage of social housing in Plymouth, and this means that even applicants who have a high level of housing need are likely to wait a long time before successfully bidding for housing. Many applicants who are assessed as having low priority may struggle to access any housing through Devon Home Choice.
EasyLet is an exciting new professional rental management service operating in partnership with Plymouth Homes4Let (PH4L). It makes letting easy for you whilst providing much needed accommodation in Plymouth.
Unlike high street letting agencies, we actively seek tenants to occupy EasyLet properties, offering a fast tenant finder service, matching private landlords with suitable tenants to minimise void periods. Landlords benefit from competitive market rents linked to the local housing allowance (LHA) and a full property and tenancy management service delivered by PH4L.
In some circumstances, there are interest free loans available for landlords to assist in bringing vacant properties up to the Decent Homes Standard. The loans are repaid over a period of up to five years and are subject to availability.
EasyLet benefits include:
- A Complete property and tenancy management service
- Regular property inspections
- A deposit equivalent to one month’s rent
- A comprehensive inventory with detailed digital photographs
- Arranging of annual Gas Safe inspections
- Access to dedicated tenancy support workers
- Free friendly and professional advice to help bring properties up to the Decent Homes Standard
- Ethical business practices
Cabinet Member for Planning, Strategic Housing and Economic Development, Councillor Ted Fry said: "This is a significant attempt to bridge the gap between housing need and accessibility to the private sector.
We acknowledge that there is a shortage of homes in the city and we hope EasyLet will go some way towards offering people a unique alternative.
There are private landlords who can provide decent accommodation to those in housing need and we hope EasyLet will make it easier for both landlords and tenants to find each other."
We are currently looking for good quality furnished and unfurnished properties, preferably with double glazing and gas central heating.
For an information booklet, to arrange an advice visit or to find out more about EasyLet, then call the team on 01752 307570, email us. Alternatively, you can click on the booklet below to view it online.