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Private lettings service

Do you own a property to let in the Horsham District?

You could benefit from:

  • A no-fee lettings service
  • A consistent supply of suitable tenants
  • Ongoing support to both landlords and tenants throughout the tenancy

We recognise the significant role private sector landlords play in meeting housing need in the district. We have a full time Lettings Officer who has developed a service to benefit both Housing Register applicants and private landlords.

How does our Private Lettings service work?

If you are interested in securing a tenant for your property, the Council can assist with getting a property ready to let, finding a tenant and arranging the tenancy. This will include:

  • gas and electrical safety checks
  • inventories and check-in, check-out service
  • energy performance certificates
  • tenant credit checks and references
  • accompanied viewings
  • tenancy agreements
  • liaison with Housing & Council Tax Benefit Departments
  • sustainment visits
  • no management costs

For more information and to view our minimum property standards, read A guide to our private lettings service

Meet the Private Lettings team

Our dedicated team have experience in the housing sector and will help you get the best from your property. Find out more about them below or email them at

Pictures of Nigel and Talia, our Private Lettings Team

Talia and Nigel have experience in the housing sector and will help you get the best from your property

Nigel Powell

Nigel has over 30 years experience in the lettings business and is a private landlord himself. He joined Horsham District Council seven years ago with the sole purpose of establishing what has proved to be a very successful Private Landlords Scheme. To discuss letting your property with us, call Nigel on 01403 215225.

Talia Underhill

Talia joined the lettings team from a local housing team where she gained valuable experience in ensuring that tenancies are correctly maintained. Her main role at Horsham District council is to support tenants to successfully manage their tenancy and ensure properties are properly managed and maintained.