Property links

Last Updated: 16 August 2021

Property Links is a free matching service for letting your property:

  • we match people facing homelessness with private landlords looking for long-term tenants
  • we tailor our support for each tenant, based upon their needs

If you are interested in the Property Links scheme you can get in touch using the contact details below.

The service includes:

  • no finder’s fee, or commission, it's completely free
  • you retain full control over your property
  • income assessments completed on potential tenants
  • a Housing Health and Safety Rating Assessment
  • full photographic inventory at the start and end of the tenancy
  • assistance for tenants to claim housing benefit, or universal credit
  • support with paperwork
  • support, advice and signposting to reduce disagreements between landlords and tenants
  • no obligation to take the tenant
  • mid-term tenancy inspection
  • end of tenancy property inspection
  • a dedicated officer for your property

Landlords' obligations

Properties must be free of risks, which could pose a danger to tenants, or visitors and Landlords must:

  • have a current gas safety certificate, if there is gas in the property
  • make sure electrical installations (including any electrical appliances supplied) are in good repair
  • make sure the property is in a reasonable physical condition
  • Make sure that furniture provided meets fire safety standards
  • unless the property is listed you must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC rating must not be below Band E
  • provide at least one smoke alarm on each floor of the property
  • provide at least one carbon monoxide detector in rooms with a solid fuel burning appliance
  • have a current buildings insurance policy
  • provide proof of property ownership and confirmation of any mortgage
  • place any cash deposit into an approved deposit protection scheme or alternatively, a bond guarantee scheme underwritten by us
  • provide your tenants with a ‘How to Rent’ booklet