Milton Keynes Council has relaunched its Enhanced Private Sector Leasing Scheme (EPSL) to encourage private landlords to work with the Council rather than let their properties to other Councils who are shipping their homeless families to Milton Keynes.
Cabinet Member for Housing Cllr Nigel Long said “Last Friday (13th January) we had 619 homeless households in Temporary accommodation. Many of these are in properties outside of Milton Keynes. We want to bring them home to Milton Keynes, but we need local good quality landlords to work with the Council.”
The Council has relaunched its attractive EPSL scheme. This offers a range of benefits to good private landlords in return for them leasing their property to the Council. The main benefits are:
- A guaranteed rent every month (10% above Local Housing Allowance level)
- A full management service
- No service or administrative charges
- Repairs completed.
- Gas safety checks carried out each year.
Cllr Nigel Long concluded, “We want good quality private landlords to work with the Council so that their properties can be used to house local families with children in Milton Keynes. Whilst this is not a solution to the housing crisis the city faces, it is a further step in trying to keep homeless families closer to the communities they come from and closer to the schools their children go to.”
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