Do you have a property for let in Rhondda Cynon Taff?
Are you exploring options for letting accommodation in Rhondda Cynon Taf?
Would you be interested in investing and developing accommodation for rent in RCT?
If you answered yes to any of these questions the following information will be of interest.

The Councils Housing Solutions Service - Provides advice and assistance to households threatened or experiencing incidences of homelessness. The Housing Solutions service is actively seeking rental accommodation options of all types and in all areas.

 Free Tenant Finder Service -  can enhance your ability to source prospective tenants. Tenants are matched according to their ability to meet the financial obligations in paying a set level of rent. Landlords are under no obligation to accept households nominated by the councils Housing Solutions service and are still able to advertise and let the property Privately.

Additional incentives can be negotiated to secure properties in areas of high demand. For further details and to register your property please contact Private Rented Sector Development Officer Robert.Antonio@rctcbc.gov.uk  01443 281136

 Practical Advice and Assistance - If you are experiencing difficulties due to a breach of tenancy or need practical assistance in all aspects of the private rented sector, you are able to contact the council Private Rented Sector Development officer.  01443 281136

Additional information is available on the following subjects.

 Supply and Demand

The level of demand and the ability to let quickly and to retain tenants long term will in most areas be dependent on the quality of the accommodation and the level of the rent. RCT presents a diverse housing market with areas of extreme high and low demand.

 The North of RCT inclusive of most areas within the Rhondda and Cynon Valleys can include some of the lowest areas of demand, especially for larger family need properties. In these areas the benchmark level of rent is predominantly determined by the Local Housing Allowance Rates and is reflective of the low property values. In some extreme examples, properties are let below the LHA in order to attract and retain prospective tenants.

 The South of RCT presents the highest demand for affordable rented accommodation of all types and sizes and market rents are inclined to be well above the Local Housing Allowance rates, reflective of the high property values overall

 The highest demand type of accommodation is 1-bedroom affordable self-contained properties and is forecast to continue for the foreseeable future. There is an increasing demand for accessible housing for the needs of households with mobility difficulties due to demographic changes and the increase in households reaching older age.

 For further advice on supply and demand factors in RCT please contact the Private Rented Sector Development Officer Robert.Antonio@rctcbc.gov.uk 

Robert.Antonio@rctcbc.gov.uk 

RCT Landlord Forum

The forum has been established to provide an opportunity for landlords to network and develop professional practice in all aspects of the private rented sector. Membership is free and the meetings are open to all.

For further information please email: Robert.Antonio@rctcbc.gov.uk

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