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It's Your Choice - Council opens the door to better housing

Council letting service

We've just launched a new lettings agency to ensure everyone can access better housing.

The 'Your Choice' social lettings agency is different from the others; our focus is to help those on low incomes or people who have experienced homelessness. This fits in with our wider programme to reduce and alleviate homelessness where possible, as part of our Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan.

It's not easy for everyone to find a quality home, your income and background often determine the kind of housing you end up with.

Our flexible allocation and eligibility policies make a big difference, we also take into consideration unique circumstances and housing history. We work closely with tenants, to not only get them the homes they want, but improve their welfare too.

We're keen to hear from private landlords that want to help us make a difference. We provide a rent guarantee for the first three months, prepare all the lease documents and offer support throughout the tenancy.

Working with private landlords means our dedicated team of housing professionals can provide access to property in areas not available on the housing list, so we're giving people more choice than ever.

Councillor Philip Saxton, Housing and Community Wellbeing Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "This is an exciting new housing initiative which will bring about lasting change.

"First and foremost, we want to meet the needs of our tenants and ensure landlords are supported.

"We're determined to set the standard for quality, value for money and professionally managed property and give everyone a home they can be proud of."

For more information please contact Chris Carroll or Norma McGlone on 01292 473477 or email prs@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

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