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Landlord advice

A guide to renting out your property

Our landlord advisor can offer advice on topics including:

We may be able to assist both tenants and landlords on problems such as rent arrears, antisocial behaviour, disrepair issues, and damp and mould.

TRUST ME

Reading Borough Council offer a chargeable ID checking service to assist landlords in the verification and identification of prospective tenants.

Under Section 22 of the Immigration Act 2014, a landlord offering rental accommodation without undertaking identification checks could be fined up to £3,000 per tenant.

The TRUST ME process performs a number of security checks on biometric documents and officially verifies if they are genuine. A copy of the report is then provided electronically to the prospective landlord.

Any landlord interested in finding out further information on the Trust Me system can contact Chris Burke direct on: Chris.burke@engeneum.com or 07425 896 514.

Newsletter and landlord events

Please email landlord.advice@reading.gov.uk to be added to our mailing list for landlord information events. You can also sign up for our quarterly newsletter - pdf icon Landlord Focus [193kb] - via HMO@reading.gov.uk

Contact us

Please email landlord.advice@reading.gov.uk or call 0118 937 4209. 

 

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