In a "London first", Harrow Council has set up a letting agency to match residents on the housing waiting list with private landlords.
Under the scheme, the council puts residents in need of social housing in touch with approved private landlords, whose properties must meet set standards. This tenant finding service is paid for by the landlords, who in turn receive expert advice and support from an account manager in the Help2Let team. In addition, the council provides landlords with a two month rent guarantee bond.
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