South Ribble Borough Council

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Landlord's Forum : YES
Deposit Guarantees : YES
Accreditation pilot : NO

Advice Services:
There is an independent Housing Advice Service in the South Ribble Area, the freephone number is 0800 389 5810

Homelessness Officer:
At present the homelessness officer is based at New Progress Housing Association tel. 01772 450600. The address is Sumner House, 21 King Street, Leyland, Lancs, PR5 1LE.

This will be changing from April 2003 as the homelessness service is going to be provided in-house. The contact will then be South Ribble BC, Civic Offices, West paddock, Leyland, PR25 1DH

Deposit guarantee/bond:
There is a Bond guarantee/ Rent in Advance scheme. This is run by South Ribble Churches who are a charity. The Local Authority carry out the administration and interviews on their behalf and the trustees of the scheme make decisions.
Contact Suzanne Ravenscroft on e-mail SRavenscroft@southribble.gov.uk or direct line 01772 625371

Landlord's Forum:
We have recently set up a Private landlords forum and have had a launch and 1 meeting so far. It is envisioned that meetings will be held quarterly with newsletters in between. The next meeting is 25/3/02 6pm - 8pm at the council offices. The last meeting had a speaker from the North West Landlords Association and from the Environmental health department. The next will have Speakers from the Rent Officer service and from Housing benefit. The forum is in its early stages and the content and frequency of meetings will be demand led

Accreditation:
N/A

Repairs/Standards/HMO Regulations contact:
The Envirnmental Health general number is 01772 625340. All calls are logged here and then allocated to various officers

Note: The information on this page has been compiled from the local authority web-site.

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