Private landlords needed2019-08-21T11:32:18+00:00

Are you a private landlord looking for tenants who:

  • Can provide a current landlord reference?
  • Receive support to manage their tenancies and financial affairs?
  • Have no history of rent arrears or poorly managed tenancies?
  • Appreciate and value a stable family home?

If the answer is yes, then this is your opportunity to utilise your property or properties to make a real difference to families who have overcome great hardship. We are looking for a range of family homes in Ipswich, in particular 4-bed, 3-bed and 2-bed properties.

Our Refugee Resettlement Programme is assisting families to rebuild their lives in Suffolk and we are looking for privately rented homes for families who have undergone at least a one year resettlement programme in the UK.

All families have successfully managed a home and tenancy for at least a year since arriving in the UK and are being supported to develop the skills to effectively manage their own private sector tenancy. Each family is stable, debt free and accompanied by a recent landlord reference evidencing their suitability as a tenant.

Due to the limitations of public funding, these families are unable to provide guarantors upon commencement of their tenancies, however free support is on hand to help set up and maintain the tenancies and sustain quality property condition. Many families will still be in receipt of welfare benefits while they improve their language skills and seek employment, but are able to access local support networks to ensure that benefit claims are accurate and sustained.

If you, or someone you know, is interested or would like further information on how you can make a difference, please contact our Refugee Resettlement Housing Advice Worker, Lisa Clarke via lclarke@suffolkrefugee.org.uk