No fee letting service for landlords

Lakeland Connect

We are offering a completely free matching service for letting your property.

Our vision is to match up people who come through our service who are facing homelessness with private landlords who are looking for long term tenants.

Including the benefits outlined below, we also tailor make our support for each tenant dependent on need.

Unlike many letting schemes we don’t believe in a one size fits all approach.

The benefits to landlords 

The benefits you will receive from the scheme include:

  • it's free! no finder's fee or commission
  • you will retain full control over your property
  • an income assessment completed on potential tenants
  • a Housing Health and Safety Rating (HHSRS) assessment of your property
  • a fully comprehensive inventory with photographs at the start and end of a tenancy
  • one month’s rent in advance, or deposit equivalent to one month’s rent
  • assistance for tenants to claim housing benefits or universal credit
  • support with paperwork
  • support advice and signposting to help reduce disagreements between landlords and tenants
  • no obligation to take the tenant
  • a mid-term tenancy inspection
  • an end of tenancy property inspection
  • a dedicated officer for your property

Landlord's obligation

Properties must be free of risks which could pose a danger to tenants or visitors and you must ensure that:

  • there is a current gas safety certificate; if there is gas in the property
  • any electrical installations (including any electrical appliances supplied) must be in good repair
  • the property is in a reasonable physical condition
  • any furniture and furnishings provided meet fire safety standards

Prior to letting your property, you must:

  • have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) unless the property is Listed. (The energy rating must not be below Band E). A copy of which must be given to the incoming tenant
  • provide at least one smoke alarm on each floor of the property and at least one carbon monoxide detector in rooms with a solid fuel burning appliance. All of which must be working
  • have a current buildings insurance policy and provide proof of property ownership and confirmation of any mortgage
  • place any cash deposit into an approved deposit protection scheme and provide the tenant with the prescribed information explaining the deposit scheme used (although the alternative of a bond guarantee scheme underwritten by us does away with the need for that)
  • provide your tenant/s with the 'How to Rent' booklet