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Private landlords urged to sign up to temporary housing scheme

Private landlords interested in leasing their properties in Bridgend County Borough are being encouraged to join a scheme which would see them used as temporary accommodation.

Cartrefi Hafod, which is working with Bridgend County Borough Council on the private rent leasing scheme, sources properties from landlords to use as temporary accommodation in Bridgend County Borough, as well as Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan. It has launched a dedicated website to answer any questions landlords may have.

Nicola Meredith, Property Acquisition Surveyor at Hafod, said: “As part of Hafod, a registered social landlord with over 50 years of experience managing, letting and maintaining properties, Cartrefi Hafod provides temporary housing solutions for homeless individuals and families referred to us by the local authority.

“If you are a private landlord, the private rent leasing scheme offers one to three-year lease agreements, guaranteed rent and a full management service.”

Cllr Dhanisha Patel, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Future Generations, said: “Private landlords who work with Cartrefi Hafod can help to reduce homelessness by providing a much-needed temporary home for a family or individual while they await permanent accommodation.

“There is high demand for temporary accommodation in Bridgend County Borough at the moment and this scheme will work with the private sector to help ensure that those who need a home are able to find one.”

For more information, visit the Cartrefi Hafod website.