8 Apr

Repairs funding for houses to rent in Manchester

Repairs funding for houses to rent in Manchester

Social housing tenants living in houses to rent in Manchester may benefit from a new scheme to provide funding for property repairs.

Housing minister Grant Schapps has announced plans to allow people in property to rent in Manchester to take control of their repair budgets.

Under the scheme, tenants will be allocated money for essential repairs to their homes, which they can use to carry out the work themselves or to hire a local tradesman.

Any leftover funds can be kept by the tenant and used however they want, for example saving towards a deposit for houses for sale in Manchester.

Mr Shapps believes that tenants should benefit from looking after their homes.

He said: "When residents take pride in their homes it saves their landlords cash, so I think it's right that tenants should benefit too.

"Tenant Cashback will do just that."

Tenant control of the maintenance of houses to rent in Manchester could help to improve the standard of the city's rental property overall.

Last year, 23 social housing associations signed up to a set of common standards to improve the quality of property to rent in Manchester, working in conjunction with the city council.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800493022-ADNFCR

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