Advice for landlords

Schemes for landlords

We operate a free private letting service for landlords who own properties both in and out of London.

There are two different schemes currently available to landlords.

We can offer you guaranteed rent through our Private Sector Leasing Scheme (PSL) or we can find you a tenant and pay an upfront cost through our Rent Deposit Scheme as well as many other benefits.

Private Sector Leasing Scheme (PSL)

We can offer:

  • Guaranteed rent, paid to landlord monthly, for the period of the lease regardless of any void periods (rent assessed subject to inspection)
  • A lease agreement (between you and the council) for 3 1/2 years
  • Full management and repairs service (including weekends/evenings)
  • Regular inspections
  • Property is returned at end of lease in its original condition (excepting fair wear and tear)

All we need from you is:

  • Gas safety certificate
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • Electrical Safety Certificate (NICEIC)
  • British Gas Homecare 300 agreement (or equivalent)
  • Three sets of keys
  • Approved Redress Scheme

Rent Deposit Scheme (RDS)

We will find you a tenant through our Rent Deposit Scheme. We can also offer:

  • A free professional service
  • Property inspection
  • Upfront incentive payment
  • Rent in advance payment
  • We request direct-to-landlord Housing Benefit payments in all cases
  • A dedicated team of experienced officers
  • Tenancy advice and support if required
  • Free tenancy agreement

All we need from you is:

  • Agreement to use the council's Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) agreement
  • Reasonable access for viewings
  • Confirmation that the landlord has not been convicted of any relevant offences
  • Gas safety certificate
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

When we find you a tenant through the Rent Deposit Scheme, the rent we can offer for each property must be within the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate. These rates are reviewed each financial year. View Local Housing Allowance rates on the Directgov website for confirmation of the LHA level in your area.

Contact us 

Our temporary accommodation team manage these schemes for the use of both temporary accommodation and settled offers of housing.  For more information please contact temporaryaccommodation@wandsworth.gov.uk or call 020 8871 6161 (option 4, option 1)