Help with making access to Private Rentals easier
The Wychmove scheme aims to work with tenants enabling them to access suitable affordable rental properties in the Wychavon area.
A new scheme has been launched by Wychavon to help more people find a home. Wychmove is a new social lettings agency service designed to help those in need of housing who would otherwise shave difficulty accessing privately rented accommodation for a variety of reasons.
Accessing private rented accommodation can be difficult where expensive agent’s fees, large deposits and rent in advance are required or the potential tenant has a poor credit history. Wychmove has been designed to overcome some of these barriers and assist our customers into private rented accommodation.
Traditionally social housing has been used to meet the housing needs of Wychavon residents, but in recent years the supply of social housing is not meeting the increasing demand. Therefore we are looking to the private rented sector to expand the supply of suitable housing as a way of meeting the demand of people in housing need. There are currently very high numbers of people on the waiting list for social housing within the district, with little prospect of being housed in a socially rented property. In 2015 the Home Choice Plus (housing register) allocations policy restricted households being accepted onto the register and the qualifying criteria made some application ineligible to join. Therefore it was important for the Council to find or secure alternative solutions for those customers and Wychmove was created.