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Nottingham Private Rented Assistance Scheme Support for Landlords

Nottingham Private Rented Assistance Scheme (NPRAS) provides support packages

Basics

All prospective tenants are assessed for suitability for tenancy prior to acceptance onto the Housing Aid Scheme. This reduces the risks for both landlord and the Council. This includes;

  • Establishing 5 year address history
  • Risk and support needs assessment
  • Benefit entitlement and affordability assessment
  • Referral to commissioned support services if required

Accredited landlords will be noted as meeting the minimum standards needed for accreditation and passported through property assessments and not be subject to individual property inspections and additional safeguarding bureaucracy by Housing Aid.

Bronze Support Package

Usually for 6 month shorthold tenancy. This package contains:

  • Paper bond covering non payment of rent and property damage, in value equivalent of up to 4 weeks rent - reviewed with landlord after 6 months
  • Example tenancy agreement
  • Example inventory form
  • Example complaints procedure
  • Regular update email covering Benefits Circulars and interesting matters for new landlords
  • Follow on support with any tenant negotiations if required

Silver Support Package

Usually associated with a 12 month tenancy. This package contains:

  • Paper bond covering non payment of rent and property damage, in value equivalent of up to 4 weeks rent - reviewed with landlord after 6 months
  • Rent in advance
  • Tenancy toolkit
  • Follow on support with any tenant negotiations if required
  • Accredited landlords will not be subject to individual property inspection by Housing Aid

Gold Support Package

Usually associated with 12 month Assured Shorthold Tenancy. This package contains:

  • Accompanied viewings
  • Inventory writing service
  • Rent in advance
  • Tenancy toolkit
  • Paper bond covering non payment of rent and property damage, in value equivalent of up to 8 weeks rent - reviewed with landlord every 6 months
  • Renewal of Bonds for tenancy for 2nd year by agreement at end of first year
  • Support for tenants from Housing Aid attached if required including money management and resolving benefit issues, support for tenant with setting up Credit Union Accounts and direct debits for rent payment

Tenancy facilitation service including;

  • Accompanied viewing
  • Witnessed tenancy agreement
  • HB form completion and verification
  • Assessment for direct rent payments Safeguarding form prior to universal credit
  • Access to free Landlord advice from Housing Aid including support resolving Housing Benefit related issues associated with the tenant

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