Jonathan Drake, Service Director – Salix Living and Chair of "Let Us"

"Let Us" Ethical Lettings Agency for Greater Manchester

Over the last 20 years, the private rented sector has grown to become the second largest tenure. The English Housing Survey shows that in 2016-17, 20% of households in England -- that's 4. 5 million -- rent their home from a private landlord. While 82% of private renters are satisfied with their home, it remains the case that conditions in the sector vary immensely. It tends to have the least energy efficient homes, partly due to the disproportionate number of older housing stock, while around a quarter of homes fail to meet the Decent Homes Standard. While most landlords, large and small, strive to provide a professional service, standards of management and the quality of provision nevertheless remain inconsistent. Let Us, the Greater Manchester Ethical lettings Agency, is a partnership that has been established to provide a comprehensive private-lettings and property management service across the whole of Greater Manchester. Our mission is to drive up standards, providing good quality, affordable accommodation to those in housing need. Our expertise in the housing sector enables us to deliver an unrivalled service to private landlords and tenants who require the support and knowledge of a partnership whose parent organisations already own and manages thousands of properties.