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Advice for private landlords

We work with landlords on a variety of services and give advice, information and support where needed.

Homebond Scheme

We operate a bond scheme to help tenants secure privately rented accommodation. If you have a property that you think would be suitable, you can register it for the Medway homebond scheme.

The property will need to be inspected before it can be approved for the scheme.

Multi Occupancy Bond

Due to the restrictions imposed by the new single accommodation rate (SAR) for single households under the age of 35, we foresee a large demand for rooms in shared houses in the near future. As the current Homebond scheme is not suitable for assisting clients to secure a room in a shared house, a new tool has been developed to assist those affected by the SAR changes to secure accommodation.

Find out more about the multiple occupancy bond scheme.

Tenant Information Pack

Download the Tenant Information Pack (pdf 81KB) which you can give to new tenants moving into your properties.

Tools for Landlords

Landlord Action

The Landlord Action website provides a whole range of services, including free advice on tenancy issues, how to avoid bad tenants and letting agents, debt recovery, tracing tenants and tenant referencing. For further information, phone 020 8906 3838.

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC)

ESC is an independent charity committed to reducing deaths and injuries through electrical accidents at home and work. It provides advice on electrical safety for landlords. The council is supported by all sectors of the electrical industry as well as local and central government and works to promote safety and good practice. Download the landlord's guide to electrical safety booklet for more information.

Landlords Energy Saving Allowance (LESA)

If you are a landlord and make energy saving improvements to your property, such as loft and cavity wall insulation, you could reduce the tax you pay by claiming the Landlord's Energy Saving Allowance. To find out if you are eligible, visit the Green Deal or energy saving for your home or business.

Enforcement policy

Download the Housing Enforcement policy (pdf 146KB) and the Diversity Impact Assessment screening form (pdf 80KB).