Let to Birmingham: landlords invited to learn about benefits

By on 10/09/2014 in Cllr Cotton, News

Click on the video above to hear more about the benefits of Let to Birmingham from Cllr John Cotton, Birmingham landlord Gahfer Mohammed and his tenant, Jackie Powell

Private landlords in Birmingham are being invited to attend a free event to find out how they can benefit from signing up to the West Midlands' first social lettings agency.

Birmingham City Council, in partnership with Omega Lettings Limited, has set up Let to Birmingham, which offers private landlords a wide range of services, including let only, or full property management and matches them with suitable tenants and incentives.

An event providing information on the benefits of Let to Birmingham takes place between  8.15am and 7.30pm on Monday, 15 September, at the Ramada Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1LH.

Cllr John Cotton, Birmingham City Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “We recognise the importance of the private rented sector in providing accommodation to help meet housing need and we want to work with landlords so that private renting is a viable and sustainable option for more people in the city.

“Let to Birmingham is great for landlords as it ensures a supply of prospective tenants seeking homes and offers support if there are any problems.  The agency also helps residents with securing suitable housing that they might not have otherwise been able to get and reassurance that it will be good quality and well managed.  And for the council, Let to Birmingham helps us to find accommodation for people who approach us for help.”

Places at the event can be booked by contacting policyanddevelopment@birmingham.gov.uk.

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Notes to Editors

A photograph of Cllr Cotton with landlord Gahfer Mohammed and tenant Jackie Powell can be downloaded from the Birminghamnewsroom Flickr feed here.

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