Empty Homes Team
Dept. for Development and Regeneration
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
What is HouseLet?
HouseLet is a highly successful guaranteed rental scheme.
Plymouth City Council becomes your tenant and pays you a guaranteed rental income, even if the property is empty, meaning that you do not have to worry about rent arrears or voids.
We even offer a full property and tenancy management service, provided by Tamar Housing, an established local housing association.
We pay you rent quarterly, in advance and it starts just 14 days from the date the lease is signed.
We take on responsibility for the management of the occupants and your property, so if the occupants break the terms of their contract any legal action is paid for by the Council. Once the property is in our management we will take over all responsibility for gas, electricity, water, sewage and council tax.
Any damage caused by the family living in your property will be repaired and you will not be charged for this.
What’s more, this unique service comes completely free of charge to you.
We are currently looking for unfurnished two and three bedroom houses and flats, preferably with gas central heating, double glazing and a secure outside play area.
What happens next?
If you are interested in letting your property through HouseLet just give the HouseLet Development Officer a call on 01752 307570 or complete our online form. We can send you more information on HouseLet and a member of our team can arrange to view the property.
If your property is suitable then we will offer you a yearly lease agreement, which can be renewed at the end of the term. There are no renewal fees.
The rent is agreed at the beginning of the contract and you will receive this on the first day of each quarter throughout the lease period.
We will find a suitable family to occupy your property and Tamar Housing will inspect it within seven days of occupation followed by four weekly inspections.
Between occupancies we will pay for the gas appliances to be inspected by a qualified Gas Safe engineer and if necessary for the property to be professionally cleaned.
At the end of the term we make sure your property is handed back to you with vacant possession and in a good condition.
So what are you waiting for?