Two Saints launch Real Lettings South
10 October 2011Real Lettings South is a new Two Saints enterprise and an answer to problems our clients experience getting move on accommodation.
Two Saints have launched Real Lettings South in partnership with homeless charity Broadway. Real Lettings South is a lettings agency with a difference. It is a 'not for profit' social enterprise managed by Two Saints but is run as a professional agency.
Real Lettings South aims to offer good quality homes for anyone who has a history of homelessness, and is finding it hard to access good quality accommodation.
Guaranteed Peace of Mind
At the same time, the service offers guaranteed peace of mind for landlords and developers as well as a hassle free and hands off approach to letting their properties. Long term leasing provides a business model that has a clear social purpose and that is an attractive and financially viable option for private landlords.
Landlords and investors can also feel they are giving something back to society and making a real difference to the lives of people who were once homeless but are now actively seeking to re-establish their lives."
Real Lettings South wants to talk to landlords who are letting one and two bedroom flats and who would be interested in long leases.
Covering the Portsmouth and Southampton areas as well as West Berkshire Real Lettings South is interested in talking to any landlords who have property to rent. Real Lettings South is making a generous offer to landlords which includes :
- guaranteed rent every month in advance
- professional and personal management service
- security of a long term lease up to 3 or 5 years
- no set up fees or administration costs
- free photographic inventory / schedule of condition
- regular property inspections
- responsive tenant support and management
- no void periods
- hand back in the same condition as at the start
The scheme is supported by TV property expert Phil Spencer who says:
"I have been proud to support Real Lettings since the beginning – an innovative, exciting and forward thinking Lettings Agency that helps people who are vulnerable to homelessness find homes.
The Real Lettings model makes good sense for landlords as it offers long-term guarantees on rental income as well as the condition of the property. Guaranteed rent for 3-5 years or more, no voids and a complete property management service. What could be better than that?"
Dominic Thompson Real Lettings Manager says "This is a really exciting scheme. The Real Lettings Service will help more homeless people get back on their feet again in a home where they can feel safe and secure."
The manager for the new service is Dominic Thompson and our Lettings Negotiator for Portsmouth is Lucy Haworth. Both have extensive experience in housing and the private rented sector. We are delighted to welcome them to begin this exciting enterprise.
Did you know?
Mental health issues affect 7 in 10 homeless people, compared with just a quarter of the general population
Two Saints provided a home for 1768 people last year
The number of people who used our day centre in Southampton last year
Is the number of people we helped to manage mental health issues last year