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Ipswich Lettings Partnership has been developed by Ipswich Borough Council to increase access to good quality homes in the private rented sector for anyone living in Ipswich.  It provides a professional, committed, and free service to private sector landlords with property available to rent in Ipswich.

The Ipswich Lettings Partnership works with over 70 letting agents and over 60 private landlords across Ipswich. Since its inception in 2013 it has secured more than 90 tenancies. 

Deposit Bond Scheme

Instead of a traditional cash deposit, the Council will sign a written agreement with the landlord and tenant guaranteeing the deposit amount, this does not have to be registered in a tenancy deposit scheme and behaves the same way as a cash deposit. It can be claimed against up to the value of the bond. The deposit will last for the life of the tenancy.

Landlord Offer 

If you are a Private Sector landlord or agent and would like the Ipswich Lettings Partnership to help you find a suitable tenant we can offer you the following service free of charge:

  • Tenant Finding Service – all prospective tenants will have been Experian credit checked by ourselves, a full affordability assessment will have been undertaken, and previous landlord references taken
  • Initial property inspection and advice on legal requirements.
  • Preparation of tenancy agreement
  • Right to Rent check 
  • Inventory service with photographs and meter readings
  • Regular inspections
  • Dedicated single point of contact
  • Information and advice throughout the tenancy including updates with changes to legislation affecting landlords.

Landlord Testimonal 

“I couldn’t be happier, how easy and smooth the whole process is.  You basically did everything for me”     

ILP Landlord, 2018

Tenants Offer 

If you are looking for a private rented home please contact Housing Options in the first instance on 01473 433033, email housingoptions@ipswich.gov.uk or find information on the website.

Once a referral has been made to The Ipswich Lettings Partnership we may be able to assist you in the following ways: 

  • Assistance and advice for tenants to meet upfront costs attached to securing a property

- Administration fees
- Deposit (bond)
- Rent in advance

  • Assistance and advice with Discretionary Housing Payment applications
  • Introduce you to landlords with suitable properties and offer you advice on renting privately
  • Tenant liaison service: dedicated point of contact for your tenancy, support to maintain your tenancy, advice and assistance throughout your tenancy  

Tenant Testimonial 

“The Ipswich Lettings Partnership were brilliant, they went way beyond their job to help us not end up in a B & B!”   

ILP Tenant, 2018

More information is provided in the Ipswich Lettings Partnership Landlords Information leaflet.

If you are a Private Sector landlord or agent and would like the Ipswich Lettings Partnership to help you find a suitable tenant, or would just like an informal chat, please contact one of our Private Lettings Co-ordinators on 01473 433221 or email landlords@ipswich.gov.uk

Useful links on this page

Right Move -  Begin your search of looking for property in the private sector

Housing Options – For advice and assistance on housing 

Universal Credit - the new welfare benefit that replaces most existing benefits 

Home Group - If you think your tenant would benefit from a period of support that will enable them to sustain a tenancy more effectively, referrals or self referrals can be made here 

Discretionary Housing Payments – Financial help with rent deposits, rent in advance, admin fees and rent top ups