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Private Sector Landlords Survey

19 March 2018


Here at Colchester Borough Homes, we have a good track record of working closely with private sector landlords. Over fifteen years ago, we developed the Home Finder Scheme, which has helped hundreds of families secure accommodation in the private rented sector through the payment of damage deposits and rent in advance.

With the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act on 3 April 2018, we are keen to ensure that the Home Finder Scheme continues to be attractive to landlords so that we can continue to access private sector tenancies. In December last year, we reviewed the incentives that we offer to private landlords and we looked to see how these could be improved. We followed this up by holding focus groups to discuss the incentives in more detail and to get feedback on our plans.

We have taken on board the comments made to us and we are now proposing a new package of incentives which we hope will be attractive to landlords.

We now need your help - we would be grateful if you could complete this short online survey giving us your views on our new proposals. If you have any further comments, suggestions or queries please do not hesitate to contact our Private Sector Officer on 01206 507861.

The last date for completing the questionnaire is Wednesday 18 April 2018.

Thank you for taking the time to help us - don't forget our Landlord Forum which is due to be held on the 25 April 2018. Please click here for more information about the forum and to reserve your place.