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Salix Living continue to unlock affordable living in Salford

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Published: 26/03/2018   Last Updated: 24/05/2018  
Tags: News

At Salix Living, we are continuing our mission to provide affordable homes for local people by bringing empty properties back into use across the city.

We are delighted to announce that Salix Living has taken on 65 additional properties over the last financial year, and in doing so, has provided much-needed accommodation for close to 100 Salford residents.

Since launching in 2012, our portfolio has grown to more than 200 properties, with an additional 50 already confirmed to be coming before the end of 2018.

Salix Living offers property owners 3 levels of service, ranging from simply finding a tenant for their property to a full lease agreement for a period of three-to-five years. This lease gives landlords security of income by providing a guaranteed monthly rental income for the duration of the lease, whether the property is inhabited or not, in addition to a full property management service.

As part of the scheme, we are working alongside Salford Council to identify the owners of empty properties and help them to bring their properties back into use and onto the private rental market.

As an extra incentive to private landlords, Salford Council offer funding through the Homes and Communities Agency so necessary improvement works to the empty properties can be carried out. Once the work is completed. Salix Living manage the rental of the building on behalf of the property owner. In addition, the Private Assist support service provided by Salford Council provides landlords with security through access to a bond guarantee scheme, incentives, rent direct and tailored advice and support.

Jonathan Drake, service director of business development at Salix Homes, said: “It is well known there is a shortage of affordable homes available in Salford, with more than 6,500 people currently on the housing waiting list in our city.

“At Salix Living, we‘re committed to providing local people with a place they are proud to call home, and working with local property owners in bringing empty properties back to life is a great way to do this. We’re delighted to have helped close to 100 people find a place to live this year and going forward we will continue our work to provide urgently-needed homes for people who need them.”

If you have an empty property in Salford and would like to discuss the services offered by Salix Living, please call 0800 218 200 or contact us.