Calling all Landlords - We need you!

Do you want to help refugees? 

Are you a landlord with property in the local area? If you are, you could join a government scheme which is resettling refugees from Syria in the UK, by renting properties from private landlords. 

Landlords willing to take part in the scheme will be paid rent – the council offers Local Authority rates. 

A message to landlords from Miranda Hart and Lord Alf Dubs


What kinds of property are needed?

Homes need to be self-contained, and ideally available to rent for at least a 12-18 month period. They do not need to be furnished.


If you are a landlord and would like to find out more, email: info@tonbridgewelcomesrefugees.co.uk or complete our contact form

How much rent will I receive?

You will receive rent according to local Housing Allowance rates (https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/search.aspx). These currently are: 

1 bedroom £586 pcm
2 bedroom £765 pcm
3+ bedroom £966 pcm

Our Home from Home scheme will top up rents to market rates if necessary. 

Who will use my property?

The scheme is for Syrian refugees who are currently in camps in the Middle East, and who have been identified as vulnerable by the United Nations. Anyone coming to the area under the scheme will be closely suported by the borough council.

The government is asking every council to do what it can to help on humanitarian grounds, recognising that local areas have their own housing pressures.

That is why help will be:
• Targeted: at Syrian refugees, through the government scheme.
• Limited: councils are typically offering to house only 10 families.
• Safe: refugees will be screened by the Home Office, as well as by the UN.
• Urgent: directed at vulnerable families, especially women and children at risk.
• Integrated: refugees will be supported by the council and local community groups.

Interested landlords should contact Kerry.Diamond@tmbc.gov.uk or on 01732 876 067. Or email info@tonbridgewelcomesrefugees.co.uk for more information. 


For more information and FAQs you can also download our fact sheet. 

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Refugees Welcome,
25 Jan 2016, 13:56