Rent your property to the Council


You can use the following schemes to rent properties through Redbridge Council if you are a private landlord, property owner or property agent:

  • Private Sector Leasing scheme – we will lease your property through a lettings agent to rent to tenants
  • Private Rented Sector scheme – we will find you tenants for your property

The schemes help Redbridge residents living in Council temporary accommodation move into affordable housing.

Your property can be in Redbridge or outside of the borough.

Why rent your property to us

Rent your property to us through one of our schemes and we will:

  • guarantee you regular rent payments
  • find tenants through our tenant finder and reference service
  • help you manage the tenancy by giving you support and advice
  • run inspections to make sure your property keeps meeting standards

You do not have to pay any fees to rent your property to us.

About the cash incentive

You could get a cash incentive for joining one of our schemes.

You will need to agree to the following contract commitment:

  • a minimum 3 year lease without a break clause if joining the Private Sector Leasing scheme
  • a minimum 12 month Assured Shorthold Tenancy if joining the Private Rented Sector scheme

You must also do the following if you join either scheme:

How the Private Sector Leasing scheme works

We will lease your property for 3 to 5 years through a lettings agent under the Private Sector Leasing scheme.

You will get:

  • guaranteed monthly rent for the length of the lease
  • a 3 to 5 year lease
  • no costs to pay if there are no tenants (void costs)
  • property management through one of our approved agents
  • quarterly inspections

Find out more about the Private Sector Leasing scheme from the Private Lettings team by:

How the Private Rented Sector scheme works

We will find you tenants who can rent your property for at least 12 months under the Private Rented Sector scheme.

We will only put forward tenants who can pay the rent on time and look after your property.

You will get:

  • rent paid directly to you – this will be 100% of the Local Housing Allowance rate
  • one month’s rent paid in advance
  • either a cash deposit or a bond agreement equal to one month’s rent
  • a specialist Housing Officer (Lettings Negotiator) to give you advice about the lettings scheme and managing the tenancy

Find out more about the Private Rented Sector scheme.