More-and-more local authorities are using the private rented sector to help meet the rising demand for affordable local homes. Some work with letting agents to find properties on their behalf but more-and-more are setting up ‘in-house’ schemes or full Social Lettings Agents to tackle the increasing need for housing.
However, the current housing market is making it difficult. Most local authorities are finding that rising rental prices are limiting the number of landlords choosing to work with them and many that run their own schemes cannot make them financially sustainable.
This seminar will help you assess how well you know your local housing market and the best ways to maximise the supply of good-quality accommodation. It will demonstrate ways of incentivising landlords to work with you and examine what types of the range of property management services will suit your tenants and landlords. It may even show that an newly established SLA in your area could be run at a profit.
Shelter have recently been working with authorities that have set up successful SLAs and alongside consultants that have helped social landlords re-model their private access schemes to make best use of their local market. This up-to-date knowledge and leading experience have been used when developing this seminar.