Information for Private Sector Landlords
In this section you will be able to find information on support
and advice for local landlords. If you are a landlord, whether you
have just one property or 100, we want to work with you!
The landlord forum was held on the 13th February 2013 at
Neath Civic Centre in committee rooms A,B and C. There was
again a healthy attendance.
At the forum were guest speakers from Neath Port Talbot Credit
Union and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Councils Welfare
Reform and Grants Teams.
For more information and to view the presentations from the
evening please follow the link below
Landlord Forum - 13th February 2013
Houses into Homes
The Welsh Government launched a new scheme, Houses into Homes,
in February 2012.
There is a £5m fund for councils in Wales to offer loans to
owners of empty homes to bring them back into use, either by
renting or selling the property. Work to convert empty buildings
into residential accommodation will also be eligible under the
Loans are available on an interest-free basis for up three years
for rental of properties and 2 years for resale of
properties. A maximum of £25,000 per property is
available (or £150,000 for multiple units in one building).
There are administration and legal costs to an owner in
setting up a loan and a RICS valuation and any existing
borrowing against the property will also be taken into
If you own an empty property and are interested in the Houses
into Homes scheme contact us at 01639 685678 or e-mail
email@example.com to give us your
details and the address of the property.
For further details on the Houses to Homes initative open
this link to the Welsh Assembly Government Website.
For more information or to download an application form please
Gas Safety Tips
For more information please click here
Stay safe your home with these top tips:
Get ALL your gas appliances checked annually- boilers, gas
cookers and gas fires... everything!
- Don’t use anyone other than a CORGI or GasSafe registered
engineer to fit, fix and check gas appliances in your home.
- Never allow anyone into your home who cannot produce a GasSafe
or CORGI ID card and check the back of the card to ensure they are
qualified to carry out the specific type of gas work you need.
- Recognise the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning –
headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of
- Check gas appliances for warning signs that they are not
working properly, eg lazy yellow flames instead of crisp blue ones,
black marks or stains on or around the appliance and too much
condensation in the room.
- Buy an audible carbon monoxide alarm for your home and make
sure it is located near to your gas appliances in accordance with
the manufacturer’s guidance. Carbon monoxide can leak from
appliances and kill.
- Only use gas appliances for their intended purpose e.g. don’t
use a gas oven to heat a room or use a gas barbeque inside the
- Always ensure there is enough ventilation for your gas
appliances to allow them to burn correctly and make sure you are
not blocking any air vents that provide an air supply to the gas
- Anybody working with gas has to be Gas Safe registered by law.
Report someone working without registration or call Gas Safe
Register on the free phone number 0800 408 5500.
Last Updated: 22.02.2013 at 12:42