Watford's HomeLet scheme

Watford's HomeLet Scheme

Watford HomeLet is a free of charge, private renting incentive scheme run by Watford Borough Council. Watford HomeLet matches landlords who have available properties with prospective tenants looking for a new home.

Renting privately is a popular option for many families but they are often prevented from taking this up because they can’t afford the deposits, fees and rent in advance.  This means they often ask the council for help.

HomeLet can assist by covering some of those costs for both tenants and landlords.

We can help with the following costs:

Help for Tenants
  • Rent Deposit
  • Rent in advance
  • Estate/Managing Agent fees
Help for Landlords
  • Rent top up (paid at start of tenancy in advance for the life of the tenancy)
  • Bonds (for the lifetime of the tenancy that contributes to the cost of any damage caused by a HomeLet tenant)

Ideally, we are looking for unfurnished properties in the Watford area, with the highest demand being for 2 bedroom properties. However we are happy to consider all properties types, sizes and locations.

If you are a landlord with an available property please contact the Watford HomeLet team on tel: 01923 278167 or via email at:  homelet@watford.gov.uk

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