London Borough of Croydon

The schemes

Contact us via email at landlords@croydon.gov.uk or phone 020 8726 6789 for further information

Croybond

The Croybond scheme offers landlords:

  • free letting service - you choose your tenant
  • up-front incentive payments
  • free ongoing support and advice, including housing benefit and Universal Credit
  • fast, free tenant-finder service
  • free, independent professional inventory
  • a bond agreement that covers the same risks as a cash deposit
  • free property check
  • free advice on any improvements required in order that the property meets the housing standards to let
  • access to grants and loans.

How do I apply?

Contact us via email at Landlords@croydon.gov.uk or phone 020 8726 6789 for further information.

Guaranteed rent scheme

This scheme is offered to landlords and agents who wish to manage shorter and medium-term lets (minimum 12 months):

  • free tenancy and landlord support
  • rent guaranteed for the period of occupation paid directly to your bank account
  • no legal fees to regain possession
  • you undertake day-to-day management
  • free inventory service
  • free bond, equivalent to six weeks' rent, against damage
  • free sign-up service
  • low turnover rates (maximum of one per annum).

How do I apply?

Contact us via email at Landlords@croydon.gov.uk or phone 020 8726 6789 for further information.

Private sector leasing scheme (PSL)

We works in partnership with private sector agents.

The scheme is designed for landlords who are unable to manage the property themselves but do not want to be tied into a long lease. The PSL scheme offers landlords:

  • flexible, hassle-free leases (one year-plus) renewable, free of charge
  • guaranteed rent
  • free management and maintenance service
  • lease renewed free of charge.

What happens next?

You will need to get in touch with a representative of our preferred providers who will speak to you about your property. Our preferred providers are listed below.

DaBora Conway Ltd 020 8989 5678
Theori Investments Ltd 020 8988 3492
Atlantic Housing Ltd 020 8501 8900
Omega Lettings Ltd 020 8988 2838
Cromwood Ltd 020 8806 0274
Finefair Ltd 020 8554 0500 (option 1)
Smartspace Property Solutions Ltd 020 8686 3388
Orchard & Shipman Group 01895 208869

Croylease scheme

Croylease is an in-house, risk-free leasing scheme:

  • long leases (five years renewable to ten)
  • free full property-condition survey
  • full repairs and insurance lease
  • guaranteed rents, paid directly
  • risk-free
  • free management and maintenance service
  • access to council grants and loans
  • no void risks
  • property handed back to owner in good condition
  • exempt from the Croydon Private Rented Property Licence (CPRPL).

How do I apply?

Contact us via email at Landlords@croydon.gov.uk or phone 020 8726 6789 for further information.

Housing association leasing scheme (HALS)

We work in partnership with two housing associations.

The HALS scheme offers landlords:

  • three-year hassle-free leases
  • guaranteed rents
  • free management and maintenance service
  • lease renewed free of charge
  • exempt from the Croydon Private Rented Property Licence (CPRPL).

What happens next?

We will ask for details of the property including address, property type and number of bedrooms.

We will then put you in touch with a representative of a local housing association. Alternatively, you may contact the housing association directly (Oak HousingNotting Hill Housing).

During the visit, the rent level will be assessed and you may be asked to make certain minor modifications to the property.

As an alternative, if you are able to manage the property yourself, you may wish to consider the Croybond Scheme.

Contact us via email at Landlords@croydon.gov.uk or phone 020 8726 6789 for further information.