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With a substantial shortfall in the availability of social housing in many parts of England and Wales, it is increasingly common for local authorities to look to rent properties from private landlords to make up for these shortages and to provide accommodation for individuals and families in their area. For many property owners, renting to local authorities can offer a wide range of benefits. Councils may offer letting schemes that provide guaranteed rental income, even if the property is unoccupied, property management services free of charge, deposit guarantee schemes, free property inspections prior to and during the rental period, and competitive rental rates for properties of all types.

If you are planning to invest in a property with the intention of renting it out for use as social housing, the experienced Residential Conveyancing Solicitors at Wilford Smith can offer expert guidance to ensure that the process is as straightforward as possible. Our lawyers can assist you in drafting and reviewing rental contracts, as well as supporting you to ensure that your property meets the required health and safety standards and that you have the appropriate gas and electricity safety certificates.

Contact our Residential Conveyancing Solicitors, Sheffield and London

Our Residential Conveyancing Lawyers are based in Sheffield and London, and advise and represent clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.

 

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