About Let's Rent Coventry

About let's rent

Let’s Rent Coventry is a scheme launched by Coventry City Council to alleviate homelessness in the city. We work with private landlords with available properties to be rented to people at risk of homelessness.
The scheme is searching for private landlords that are interested in providing Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST) to such individuals, by renting their property at the Local Housing Allowance rate (LHA). In return, Coventry City Council can guarantee the rent to the landlord for the duration of the tenancy.

The Let’s Rent Scheme offers either a 1 or 2-year contract, depending on the preference of the landlord. The rent can be guaranteed for this tenancy period at the LHA rate. After this period, the council no longer guarantees the rent.

The scheme also rewards landlords with a one-off annual bonus worth 4 weeks' rent upon the completion of a 12-month tenancy. This means a total of two bonuses are achievable for participating landlords.

Advantages for landlords

  • Helping those in need of stable housing
  • Guaranteed rent for the duration of the tenancy (up to 2 years)
  • A month of additional rent as a bonus each successful year on the scheme up to 2 years
  • The scheme is free to landlords
  • Free initial property inspection
  • Tenant matching and vetting provided by the Council
  • Viewings arranged by the Council
  • Ongoing support for landlords during the tenancy
  • Council can work with your letting agent if you have one already

Properties eligible for the scheme

We are searching for 1-5 bedroom properties in any area of Coventry. Properties can be furnished or unfurnished (the rent is the same for both). All properties must have valid safety certificates in place and will be inspected by our Enforcement team prior to letting. The property also needs to be in a good standard that is habitable, safe, clean and move-in ready.

Let's Rent Coventry

If you are interested in Let's Rent or have questions, please contact us and provide your contact number so that you can receive a callback.