Letting a property through the Social Housing Agency

Landlords can apply to the Social Housing Agency ( Agence immobilière sociale - AIS) to put up their property (house or flat) for rent through that agency. By agreement with the Ministry of the Family and Integration and the Greater Region ( Ministère de la Famille et de l’Intégration) and the Ministry of Housing, which provide public funding, the AIS acts as an intermediary between landlord owners and socially disadvantaged or low-income candidate tenants.

Who is concerned

Any owner of a property located in Luxembourg seeking solvent tenants. These may include (elderly) owners who are overwhelmed by the management of their housing units, owners who are overburdened by their tenants, or owners acting out of a sense of solidarity.

How to proceed

Mission of the Social Housing Agency

The main mission of the AIS is therefore to provide low-income individuals with adequate housing, while at the same time providing property owners with a guarantee that they will be paid on time and that the terms and conditions of their lease agreement will be observed. Any interested landlord may contact the AIS, which offers landlords a range of services under a management agreement. Available services include:

  • rental mediation between landlords and candidate tenants;
  • rent payment guarantees;
  • housing management.

Operation of a lease agreement through the AIS

Lease agreement and rental payments

The landlord sign the lease agreement with the AIS and not with the tenant. This guarantees that the rent is paid monthly on a regular basis, even if the unit is not occupied. The amount of rent is moderate, and determined on a case-by-case basis.

Tenants

To qualify for the programme, the occupant of the property must be recommended through a case file established by a social services agency. The occupant is supervised by a team of social work professionals, who support them throughout the term of the tenancy, and intervene when necessary.

Management of the lease agreement

The AIS provides owners with general housing management services through regular on-site visits. It has its own technical team, which handles both the management and regular maintenance of the property. It can also organise refurbishment works before the unit is occupied for the first time.

At the end of the lease agreement, the AIS draws up a check-out inventory, thereby ensuring that the landlord recovers their property in the same condition as when it was leased.

Who to contact

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