Hous­ing char­ity of­fers sup­port to pri­vate land­lords

The Oban Times - - News -

A NEW ser­vice aimed at help­ing pri­vate land­lords in Lochaber to pro­vide bet­ter sup­port to their ten­ants is be­ing launched at the end of the month.

The Pri­vate Land­lord Sup­port Pro­ject is be­ing pi­loted by Shel­ter Scot­land in part­ner­ship with Lochaber Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion.

The ser­vice of­fers tailored in­for­ma­tion and prac­ti­cal as­sis­tance by work­ing to­gether with pri­vate land­lords in Lochaber to help them meet their own as­pi­ra­tions and en­sure they pro­vide ex­cel­lent qual­ity, pri­vate-rented ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Bryan Pow­ell, pri­vate land­lord sup­port of­fi­cer, with Shel­ter Scot­land said: ‘With a shared pas­sion for safe, se­cure and af­ford­able homes for the com­mu­nity, our new ser­vice is de­signed to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion and prac­ti­cal as­sis­tance tailored to a land­lord’s in­di­vid­ual as­pi­ra­tions.

‘The free ser­vice brings the sub­stan­tial ex­per­tise and knowl­edge of Shel­ter Scot­land with it to help pri­vate land­lords be as pro­fes­sional as pos­si­ble. We’ll ad­vise on get­ting reg­is­tered, un­der­stand­ing and meet­ing le­gal re­quire­ments, im­prov­ing prop­erty and en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and ap­ply­ing for grants and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

‘There are many ben­e­fits to land­lords spend­ing time, money and en­ergy on im­prove­ment. Not only does it help main­tain or in­crease their prop­erty’s value, it also means the prop­erty is eas­ier to let and ten­ants are hap­pier and more likely to stay longer.

‘Pro­vid­ing a long-term home looks af­ter the bricks and mor­tar in­vest­ment and en­sures a cap­i­tal and so­cial re­turn in the fu­ture.’

Pri­vate land­lords in­ter­ested in the pro­ject should con­tact Bryan on 07493047942 or email: Bryan_ Pow­ell@shel­ter.org.uk or

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