If you are a landlord or agent, with an empty property to rent in Welwyn Hatfield, we would like to work with you.

We are looking for landlords

The Council has a statutory duty to assist people to find a home if they don't have one or are under threat of losing one. If you are a landlord or agent, with an empty property to rent in Welwyn Hatfield, we would like to work with you.

Rent Deposit Scheme

The scheme we currently operate with the private rented sector is known as the 'rent deposit scheme'. Our scheme nominates a tenant and provides a guarantee deposit and one month's advance rent. Other benefits to working with us are:

  • The deposit can be used to cover any damage and/or rent arrears up to the value of the deposit.
  • Our Housing Options team will carry out a range of financial checks to ensure that the tenant nominated is able to afford to rent a home from the private sector.
  • If the tenant is in receipt of Housing Benefit, the scheme enables any claims to be fast tracked to prevent rent arrears.
  • Although we do not manage the tenancy or the property, our Officers also provide support to both you and your tenant, should any issues arise throughout the tenancy.

For more information on this scheme or to express an interest in working with us, please contact housingoptions@welhat.gov.uk