safeagent has been asked by Welsh Government ask our agents to provide assistance in sourcing empty property which is urgently needed for a range of people affected by homelessness in Wales.
Local authorities in Wales have been working hard to source suitable, safe, and secure accommodation for a range of people affected by homelessness over the past few weeks so that they can adhere to Public Health Wales guidelines and be kept safe during this pandemic. They are now extending the opportunity to private landlords to further contribute to this effort.
There are broadly two types of offer private landlords can make:
- Untenanted properties where landlords are willing to rent to tenants identified by the local authority.
- Untenanted properties where landlords are happy to enter into a lease agreement with local authorities for a 6-12 month period. The local authority will manage the property as part of their emergency accommodation capacity.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant effect on the PRS. The ability to offer properties in this way provides landlords with a route to receiving rental income that would otherwise be lost, avoids leaving viable properties vacant and ensures those affected by homelessness are provided with safe, suitable and secure accommodation.
If you are interested in making the local authority aware of your property, please complete the form available on the Rent Smart Wales website:
You will be able to share information about the property, your preferences and contact information. If suitable, the local authority will be in touch with you to discuss.