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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.
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
Find out more about the multiple occupancy bond scheme.
Tenant Information Pack
Tenant Information Pack (pdf 81KB) which you can give to
new tenants moving into your properties.
Tools for Landlords
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
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.
Download the Housing
Enforcement policy (pdf 146KB) and the Diversity
Impact Assessment screening form (pdf 80KB).