Who are the partners in Lettings First?
The London Borough of Lambeth has a partnership with Avenue Lettings, who are part of the Amicus Housing Group.(link)
Why were Avenue Lettings selected as the primary partners?
Avenue Lettings has ten years’ experience in the providing and managing Private Sector properties for short term accommodation. This experience has proved priceless in establishing this original project.
Avenue Lettings are experts in many aspects of property management and provide a quality service. We are unique in that we unite the private and public sectors in order to meet needs and demands. Our range of services means we are more than just letting agents - we take an innovative and proactive approach towards modern housing needs.
How did you get they get involved?
It's no secret that London has a shortage of affordable housing. At Lettings First we are working to fill the gap in the Lambeth area through an innovative and unique scheme. We are working with Lambeth Council to ultimately eliminate the use of bed and breakfast accommodation for temporarily homeless people. The new approach is endorsed and part funded by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
What is the next step?
Our aim is to develop a combined approach to meet housing demand and to maintain and improve the quality of accommodation available for people in need. The results will be satisfied landlords whose income from their property is a maximised and tenants who are safer, warmer, healthier and happier.
Where can I find out more about Avenue Lettings?
For more information visit www.avenuelettings.co.uk or visit www.amicus-group.co.uk