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Last edited 12 May 2017
The private rented sector (PRS) Housing Guarantee Scheme was introduced with a management contract awarded to Venn Partners in 2014. The aim of the guarantee was to make vital finance available for projects across the UK as long as they have a minimum value of £10 million.
The government promised to guarantee up to £3.5bn of debt which helps to reduce the risk for lenders by guaranteeing to repay the money in the event of a borrower’s default. Taking this approach, housing providers are able to borrow at well below current rates, encouraging more investment in the private rented market. The new homes must remain in the PRS until the money is paid back.
A separate guarantee scheme was set up for affordable housing projects. This aimed to unlock £225m of grant funding for registered housing providers in England to deliver up to 15,000 new homes for affordable rent or affordable home ownership.
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