Private landlords looking to rent out their properties in the Bridgend County Borough are invited to join a program of using them as temporary housing.
Cartrefi Hafod, which is working with Bridgend County Borough Council on the private rental lease program, offers one to three year leases.
Landlords are offered a guaranteed rent for the term of the contract, which is paid monthly in arrears. The program also includes a full administration service and a 24/7 repair service.
Nicola Meredith, Property Acquisition Surveyor at Hafod, said: “As part of Hafod, a registered social landlord with over 50 years of experience managing, renting and maintaining properties, Cartrefi Hafod provides temporary housing solutions for homeless people and families who have come from us the community.
“When you rent out your property with Cartrefi, you not only get benefits such as a 24/7 repair service, there are also no setup fees or garden maintenance.
“We take on all rental administration functions such as rent collection, repairs, new rentals, property inspections and, if necessary, carry out legal proceedings as part of this service. We also act as a contact point for neighbors. You will not be charged for any of this as it is all part of our hassle-free service.
“As part of the program, landlords remain responsible for all structural and external repairs and facilities. While they are also responsible for ensuring that the appropriate gas and electrical safety checks are carried out annually, Cartrefi Hafod can help with this. You can also create quotes and contractors to carry out landlord repairs, which makes it even easier for you.
Cartrefi Hafod sources property from landlords for temporary housing in Bridgend County Borough as well as Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Vale of Glamorgan.
Cllr Dhanisha Patel, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Future Generations, said, “There is still a high demand for temporary housing in Bridgend County borough and this program is about working with the private sector to ensure that those in need of a home , are able to find one.
“Private landlords working with Cartrefi Hafod can help reduce homelessness by providing a much-needed temporary home to a family or individual while they wait for permanent housing.”
Visit the Cartrefi Hafod website for more information