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For private landlords

Renting from a private landlord is often the only housing option for a single homeless person. As more people are priced-out of home ownership and the availability of social housing is reducing, the private rented sector is seen as a long-term solution to broader housing needs. The private rented sector, however, presents real challenges for people. Access, affordability, standards and security are big barriers.

As a landlord, you have a crucial role in providing a housing option for homeless people. Help to Rent projects work with single homeless people who are in housing need. To be effective, these schemes must work for the tenant but also for you as the landlord. Our experience shows that Help to Rent Projects can offer landlords both a profitable and charitable option.

We see landlords as a vital part of the solution to ending homelessness. We are committed to supporting landlords and tenants to make the private rented sector the successful home we know it can be.

Why let through a Help to Rent project?

Common questions asked by landlords about Help to Rent projects

Supporting your tenant

What you can do as a landlord to create and sustain successful tenancies

Help to Rent Edinburgh

Our Help to Rent team would love to hear from you if you're a private landlord with property in Edinburgh. We can help you find and keep good tenants, supporting you and them when you need it, for free.

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