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Landlord forum and advice

We hold regular private landlords' forum and want to invite as many local landlords to join us as possible.

Our aim is to:

  • gain feedback on our proposed new incentive scheme
  • support and inform landlords around key legislative or policy changes concerning the private rented sector
  • hold presentations in partnership with Housing Benefits, Universal Credit, The National Landlord’s Association, the Citizens Advice Bureau and more
  • provide an arena for landlords to share best practice and discuss how we can all work together to provide good quality housing to local people
  • voice your concerns with the Council and receive our support.

Please email your interest and what you would like to see on the agenda to

Tenancy strategy

The strategy sets out the key principles for registered providers when making their own tenancy policies.

Homeseeker Plus Private Lettings

Forest of Dean District Council, in partnership with six neighbouring councils, has launched a new pilot scheme to work with landlords to create long term tenancies for local people.

The scheme pays for the deposit and rent in advance for the first month and also offers the following:

  • no fees
  • free 12 month membership of the National Landlords Association
  • free tenancy support from a dedicated officer for your tenancies
  • free tenancy checks at 1, 6 and 12 months
  • free property inspections if required
  • fenant and Landlord packs containing the required essential information
  • 'Tenant Ready' course for tenants

If you are a landlord and you're interested in being involved in the scheme email

Universal Credit

The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a campaign to raise awareness and understanding of Universal Credit amongst private and social rented landlords. Spearheaded by partners in the sector, it features real life case studies from landlords as they explain in their own words their experience of working with the department to support tenants who are claiming Universal Credit.

A suite of new products has also been developed to help landlords understand what Universal Credit means for them. This includes a toolkit for landlords consisting of a top tips guide, explainer videos, a template article for use in newsletters and e-bulletins and a recommended social media plan with suggested copy and assets to use across their own channels. The Understanding Universal Credit website has been updated with a new landlord section containing lots of handy tips and facts to support landlords in their conversations with tenants. For more information please:

Tenant fee ban 

Please visit: