We aim to work with landlords to create affordable and safe living conditions in the private sector, as well as developing long-term partnerships to facilitate responsible lettings in the borough. We want to improve the quality and amount of accommodation available in the private rented sector.
We are able to offer landlords the chance to participate in our Landlord Incentive Programme.
The Landlord Incentive Programme is a way of helping you to make sure your property meets the required standards. It also allows you to select your preferred tenants from our pool of clients. In addition, we could offer you a generous incentive, dependant on the type of your property and its size, area, condition, length of tenancy and demand.
As a basic rule, all properties within this scheme need to:
be at the Local Housing Allowance rental rate
be in good decorative order
be structurally sound
have been visited and approved by one of our team
have smoke alarms and CO2 detectors
have all required valid safety documents
This will give you:
flexibility of managing the tenancy yourself
a choice of tenants
generous incentives and rent levels
We are looking for all types and sizes of self-contained properties within Hillingdon, however we will also consider any property outside of Hillingdon in the surrounding areas. To see how you can unlock the potential in your property, send us your property details through the form below, or give us a call on 01895 558619.
It is important that landlords receive sufficient training and knowledge to enable them to run their businesses professionally. We encourage landlords to join the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LLAS) which provides a range of courses and ongoing professional development.
Grants may be available to assist landlords in improving or repairing their properties, in exchange for nomination rights for the council. You should contact us to see if any grants are available, as the position can change rapidly.
Typically, the types of work that can be funded include:
thermal comfort (for example loft/wall insulation)
central heating and hot water (including boiler replacements)
kitchens (new fitted kitchens)
bathrooms (fully fitted)
major structural works - including re-roofing
energy efficient double glazing
Decorating, carpets and white goods are not included in any grant.
Grants will require 3 quotes and will be match funded up to a certain limit. Use the form below to find out more.
If you are a landlord and are interested in working with us, call the landlord engagement team on 01895 558619.
The new Housing Ombudsman's Complaint Handling Code was published in July 2020 and sets out a good practice guide to assist and allow landlords to respond to complaints effectively and fairly and be more accountable to residents, the Ombudsman and the Regulator.
We've carried out a self-assessment against the code, showing how we comply with it.