Whether it is the ever increasing housing waiting list, the waste represented by empty homes, the drive to reduce domestic carbon emissions or concerns around the general condition, suitability and safety of housing stock, housing is currently a priority for landlords and both local and national government.
The resources DASH Services provides can have positive impacts on all of these challenges and many more.
Over the last five years there has been a rapid growth of private renting for a number of social and economic reasons. More private properties are being used by councils to house people and this has only exacerbated a shortage in properties.
The recession and banking crisis have led to a restriction in mortgage credit, denying millions of people access to the housing ladder. In the last five years, there has been a 40% increase in the number of private rental properties. The sector now accounts for 15.6% of properties, around 3.4m in total. Local authorities are under pressure to bring empty homes back into use, encourage the building of low cost new homes whilst managing the market pressure to lower housing standards to fill the shortfall between supply and demand.
DASH Services offers a one-stop shop for individual local authorities to deal with these issues in the private rented sector, as well as the opportunity to link with neighbouring authorities to procure a shared service.
In addition, DASH Services offers landlord members a reliable signposting service to help navigate their way around an ever changing market place.