Rent with Brent

How the scheme works

The Direct Lettings (DL) scheme is a free, reliable and efficient lettings  service where we introduce private sector landlords,  to prospective tenants. In return, we ask that you offer a 24 month assured shorthold tenancy at the Local Housing Allowance level, with an option to renew the agreement at the end of the tenancy.

The tenancy agreement is a contract between you and the tenant; it is not between the tenant and the council.

Rent levels are determined by the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) which varies depending on the size and location of your property. View the current rates.

We are currently procuring in the following areas

  • South East England
  • Greater London

How to qualify

We are looking for properties which:

Advantages for you

  • We offer very attractive and competitive incentives depending on the size and location of property
  • You can take advantage of our quality service and our huge database of tenants
  • We have an ongoing and steady demand for good quality and affordable homes
  • You can deal with our highly experienced and helpful Procurement Officers
  • We do not charge any lettings or admin fees
  • You will receive payment within ten working days of the tenancy being signed and returned back to us
  • A tenancy settlement service is provided to ensure the letting process goes smoothly 

How to join

To tell us about a property you have available, please call 020 8937 2777 or email landlords@brent.gov.uk.