Private landlords

South Essex Private Housing Group and National Landlords Association

The next meeting of the South Essex Private Housing Group and National Landlords Association will take place from 6pm to 8pm, 13 November 2019, at Holiday Inn, Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, SS14 3DG – register online for free.

Private landlord discretionary scheme

Our private landlord discretionary scheme (PLDS) is available to private landlords and managing agents within Thurrock and surrounding areas.

Options and incentives

The scheme offers landlords a choice of 2 packages for taking tenants that we nominate and vet for assured shorthold tenancies of 12 months of 24 months.

Option 1 offers:

  • a deposit payment equivalent to one month's rent – this must be stored in a deposit guarantee scheme
  • an advance rent payment equivalent to one month’s rent
  • free registration and membership of the UK Landlord Accreditation Partnership

Option 2 offers:

  • a deposit payment equivalent to one month's rent – this must be stored in a deposit guarantee scheme
  • a bond agreement equal to one month’s rent to cover damage
  • reimbursement for the cost of gas and electrical certificates
  • free registration and membership of the UK Landlord Accreditation Partnership

In addition, both Option 1 and Option 2 include:

Other benefits

If you choose to work with us, we will:

  • help you find tenants for your property
  • offer you dedicated support for tenancy-related matters
  • advise you on housing benefit-related matters

We offer a professional service without agency fees.

Eligibility

To qualify for the scheme your property must be available for at least 12 months on an assured shorthold tenancy agreement, and you must be able to provide:

  • proof of ownership
  • an energy performance certificate
  • a gas safety certificate ( if it applies)
  • an electrical safety certificate
  • A copy of tenancy agreement

Contact us

If you are a private landlord or managing agent, you can express your interest in this scheme using our 'request a service' form below.

We will be happy to discuss the best option for you.

Private landlord discretionary scheme request