Can ‘guaranteed rent’ attract more landlords and fix the social housing crisis?
Updated: May 10
Elliot Leigh Director, Leigh Young speaks to Landlord Zone about Guaranteed Rent and how it can help to fix the social housing crisis.
When we started Elliot Leigh 20 years ago, it was with the view of alleviating fear for landlords. As landlords ourselves, we could see the impact of void periods, refurbishment cost and rent arrears.
We know that some private landlords are reluctant to work with local authorities because they’re worried about regulation, bureaucracy, or the perceived risk of renting to tenants who may have difficulty paying rent or may cause damage to their property, but local authorities are keen to alleviate landlords’ concerns and attract them back to the social sector.