Advice for landlords in Scarborough

Find out about our free Call Before You Serve specialist service for landlords considering giving notice to tenants.

If you are considering giving notice to your tenant, contact our free Call Before You Serve service for help with:

  • rent arrears
  • mediation between you and your tenants
  • communication issues
  • help and advice on leasing properties to supported housing providers

The service is for landlords considering seeking possession in the former borough of Scarborough.

We recognise the importance of early intervention by working with both landlords and tenants to prevent homelessness.

The service aims is to give landlords all the help and assistance they need so that they feel that a Section 21 or Section 8 notice does not need to be issued.

Our services include:

  • a personalised housing plan agreed with the tenant
  • rent arrears assistance through housing benefit services, Universal Credit, local government homeless prevention funds and charities
  • financial assessment of tenants to maximise income
  • referrals and signposting to specialist services for more long-term support should the need be identified
  • a mediation service between landlords and tenants
  • help and advice on leasing properties to a range of supported housing providers

We recognise that eviction is often a last resort and is a costly process. We are committed to preventing homelessness at the earliest opportunity and we urge you to use Call Before You Serve so that we can help you and your tenants before it is too late.

For more information, contact us