Private Sector Leasing

We are responsible for supplying emergency and temporary accommodation for households applying as homeless under the Housing Act. These homes are owned privately and leased to the council.

If you have a self contained property in good and up to date condition, we can offer you:

  • a lease for two or three years

  • guaranteed rent, even if the property is empty.

As part of the work we do, we:

  • inspect your property and provide a valuation and negotiation of terms
  • develop our current temporary accommodation schemes from which you can benefit
  • carry out the financial administration of the schemes including lease rental payments
  • develop large scale supply contracts from RSL and private partners, and monitor contracts
  • develop and monitor emergency accommodation supply
  • co-ordinate and promote services to assist and encourage owners of empty private properties to bring them into use.

We procure properties for the following temporary accommodation schemes:

  • supplier Managed Private Sector Leasing - via contracted managing agents
  • Housing Association Leasing - from approved RSL (Registered Social Landlords) partners.

Back to top

Contact Details

For enquires regarding Private Sector Leasing, please contact the Contracts Team on 020 8489 4248 or one of our approved partners directly (see attached files section below).

For enquires regarding Private Sector Leasing Repairs, please contact the Repairs Contact Centre on 020 8489 5611.

Back to top

Page last updated:

July 20, 2020

Tell us what you think about this page

Problem with a service?
If you have a service problem or complaint you need help with then please visit our contact pages.

Help us improve this page
If you want to make comments specifically about this page, then please answer the questions below.

* = response required

Ease of use

Overall, how easy was it to get the help you wanted today?

Service required

What was the main service you were interested in today?

Purpose of visit

What was your main purpose for coming to the website today?

Device and browser information

It will help us understand any problems if you can tell us a bit about what you are using to browse the website:

Which type of device are you using right now? (optional)
Which browser are you using? (optional)

Your comments

Please use the following space to tell us more about your visit today. 

Please note that if you want to report a problem with a council service or have a general service request, you will need to contact Customer Services directly.


Did you find what you were looking for? (optional)