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Landlord Advice

Providing professional advice to Landlord’s to help rent your property – we offer a free tenant finding service and landlord intervention service.

We understand that finding the right tenant for your property can be a complicated and uncertain process. We also recognise that concerns with increasing legislative burden for landlords, rent payments or anti-social behaviour can feel daunting. That is why we have developed a careful and considered approach which takes the worry out of letting your property. We offer:

1) A free tenant finding service
2) A free landlord intervention service
3) One central point of contact for all enquiries
4) Responsiveness and flexibility
5) Tailored package options upon discussion with landlords
6) Transparency of service

We don’t just find tenants for you and walk away. We pride ourselves on delivering a high quality landlord support service should you have any post tenancy queries or concerns.

Our support to landlords is not just for a fixed term period but for the duration of the tenants stay in your property. We have found that this ongoing support to landlords enables the sustainment of longer term lets, thus fewer voids and costly evictions.

How to become a landlord

A buy to let property can be a great investment, but you shouldn’t underestimate the amount of work involved in becoming a landlord, even if you plan to use a letting agent to manage your property. There are a number of important considerations to make before taking the plunge into the buy to let market; legal considerations, insurance responsibilities, property maintenance and mortgages are all aspects which need to be planned ahead of time.

Does your tenant have the right to rent?

Further information about the services that Two Saints offer can be found on the factsheet in the download section of this page or by contacting:

Tel: 01202 633444 or email umar.rashid@twosaints.org.uk

Which? provide invaluable advice for any potential landlords.

The Borough of Poole has teamed up with Two Saints to offer free right to rent checks.

The right to rent scheme comes into effect on 1 February 2016. The scheme requires all Landlords, agents or householders renting out a property or room,  to make the necessary checks to ensure that prospective tenants have a right to rent in the UK. 

More information can be found here.

Property Investment Grant

This grant is available for landlords to assist them in renovation/improvement work to a property so to improve the overall property standards.

The Council is operating an incentive scheme to encourage partnership working with local landlords to provide a vibrant private rented sector that the Council can utilise.

Landlords with properties located within the borough could receive up to 60% of eligible renovation works. In return the landlord will need to allow the Council nomination rights to the property for a continual period of 3 years at a rent level that is no greater than 10% above local housing allowance levels.

More information and the application form can be found here.

Contact us

Email
housingadvice@poole.gov.u
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Telephone
01202 633804

Text Relay
18001 01202 633805

Address
Housing and Community Services
Civic Centre
Poole
BH15 2RU