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Information for landlords
Being a Landlord can be very rewarding but comes with many responsibilities.
Our officers will discuss the specific requirements and responsibilities involved with our schemes, but before taking the plunge we would suggest accessing information available via the links on the right hand menu.
You may also want to consider the benefits of belonging to a Landlords Association that can provide you with a wealth of up to date information and support. The key Associations that work in this area are The NLA, The RLA and The SLA. Links to their websites are available in the right hand menu.
The Private Sector Team work closely in partnership with Local Agents, Landlords and owners of properties in and around the Borough of Bexley.
There are a number of Options open to you if you have a property that you are wishing to make an income from
Private Sector Leased Scheme (PSL)
The PSL scheme is very popular, offering a number of benefits to landlords looking for a longer term option. If your property is in good condition and meets the standards of the scheme, we will lease it from you for a period of 3-5 years.
Many owners will appoint an Agent to manage the property, carry out periodic checks and organise repairs etc. However our Private Sector Officer's will support and advise owner's that can demonstrate an ability and preference to manage this work themselves. Further details about this scheme is available as a PDF download from the right hand menu.
Rent Direct Scheme (RDS)
For owner's or landlord's wanting a shorter term option and requiring tenants, we also operate the RDS scheme. If your property meets the standards for this scheme, we will match you to a tenant, usually in receipt of Welfare Benefits and assist in the establishment of the tenancy and the submission of the claim for Housing Benefit, which under the current terms of the scheme will be paid to you directly. Further details about this scheme is available as a PDF download from the right hand menu.
Rooms in shared houses (HMO)
With recent changes to Housing Benefit regulations, there are many single people requiring this type of accommodation. If you have a House in Multiple Occupation with rooms to let, we would be interested in hearing from you.
For further information relating to HMO regulations a PDF download is available from the right hand menu.
Room in family home
If you have a room in your home that you are thinking of renting out there are options available to you. Contact the Private Sector Team using the contact details in the right hand menu, to find out if we have people interested in this type of accommodation.
If you feel that you could offer accommodation and support to a young person aged 16/17, we are also interested in hearing from you. To discuss this scheme please complete the online form available in the right hand menu, to register your interest and a colleague from the Children and Young People's Service will be in touch to discuss the assessment process.
If you are the owner of family sized accommodation and want to lease your property for an average period of 3 years, but don't feel that any of the above schemes are right for you, there are a number of Registered Social Landlords (RSL's) that operate schemes that you might be interested in. Links to Avenues, Hyde and Omega websites are available in the right hand menu.