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Published on 30 June 2023
Matching tenants and landlords
Efforts to boost the number of affordable homes available to rent in Teignbridge by people on low incomes or on benefits have been stepped up with the re-launch of a scheme designed to make it easier for private landlords to rent their properties.
Supporting People Renting in Teignbridge (SPRinT) is a free service which aims to pre-empt many of the challenges which can prevent properties in the private sector being made available for local residents.
Under the scheme Teignbridge council will identify suitable tenants and match them with landlords and their properties, checking the tenant’s eligibility and housing needs, assessing the amount of rent they can afford and making sure they have references and can pay a deposit.
Council staff will also conduct property inspections, inventory checks and tenancy reviews as well as advising landlords and tenants on any housing related issues. They will also keep in close contact with tenants and landlords throughout the tenancy to ensure that should any problems arise, they can be dealt with swiftly and effectively.
Executive Member for Homes and Communities, Cllr Lin Goodman-Bradbury said: “Our aim is to give landlords the confidence they need to rent out affordable properties giving them the reassurance of knowing that we have thoroughly assessed the tenant and that there will be no last-minute issues that could prevent the tenancy being signed”
“By providing this free service we hope to encourage landlords to rent out vacant properties and so increase the prospects of local residents being able to rent a new home that matches their requirements.”
SPRinT has previously developed a successful track record of matching 'tenancy ready' clients with local landlords, offering peace of mind to both parties.
To qualify for support, tenants need to be aged over 18, homeless or facing homelessness and working with the council’s Housing Solutions Team.
Landlords interested in this initiative should email email@example.com or call Tracey White on 01626 215318.