Published on 17th October 2019

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Landlords and letting agents are invited to a working brunch event on Tuesday 29 October to give their views and explore a new ‘tenancy support package’.

The event will be held at the Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham, GL52 9SA, and a brunch will be provided by the Community School House Café in St Pauls. Letting agents and private landlords will be able to hear further details of the proposed scheme and explore how landlords can work in partnership to help prevent homelessness.

The tenancy support package could consist of a range of initiatives including: membership of the National Landlord Association, financial assistance with deposits and month in advance, tenancy checks and property inspections and a support line for landlords. A range of presentations will be given from speakers including Cheltenham Borough Homes’ Benefit and Money advice team, the Mydeposits scheme and the National Landlords Association.

Councillor Peter Jeffries member for housing said: ‘’Cheltenham Borough Council are committed to preventing homelessness and I am delighted that a range of extra initiatives are being explored to help aid closer working with private landlords across the borough.’’

Peter Hatch, executive director (property and communities) for Cheltenham Borough Homes, said: “I’d encourage local landlords and letting agents to attend this really valuable session to learn more about how the scheme can help provide access to good quality, affordable private rented accommodation.”

To discuss the proposed scheme further and reserve a place on Tuesday 29 October please contact Suzanne Tingle at [email protected] or call 01242 387629.

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Cheltenham Borough Council along with the other district councils within Gloucestershire and West Oxfordshire district council have been successful in receiving £363,408 of government funding to encourage landlords to work in partnership with the borough/district councils with the aim of increasing access to the private rented sector and preventing homelessness within the borough.