Guaranteed Rental Scheme

How does the Guaranteed Rental Scheme work?

Orchard & Shipman guarantee landlords a fixed rental income. Our local authority clients will nominate a tenant suitable to your property. Our dedicated team of skilled property managers oversee the complete end-to-end lettings and management process.

Our service includes ongoing tenant care, void periods, repair and maintenance. We work hard to make sure your property is carefully managed throughout the tenancy giving you complete peace of mind.

Step By Step

1.Consultation and Valuation
Our lettings expert will arrange a visit to your property, talk through our service and provide you with a valuation.

2. Service to Suit You
You can choose the term of the lease that suits your requirements allowing you to plan ahead with our guaranteed rental payments.

3. Property Inspection
Should any works be required to prepare your property we’ll let you know how best to meet the standards required for this scheme.

4. Legislation and Paperwork
Once you have provided all the required legal safety certification for your property and agreed our terms of business we can set a start date for the tenancy that suits you.

5. Selected Tenants
Our skilled property managers will secure a suitable tenant from our local council partners that best suit your property and arrange all the necessary move in paperwork and administration.

6. Ongoing Tenancy Management
Your dedicated property manager will manage the tenancy and act as your main point of contact throughout the term of your agreement with us.

7. Regular Guaranteed Fixed Rent
You will receive your rent regularly each month with payment being guaranteed regardless of whether the property is tenanted or not.

What are the benefits?

Guaranteed Rental Scheme Guide

Orchard & Shipman make the process of letting your property simple.

An experienced member of our property management team will visit your property to provide you with a rental valuation, the valuation given is the total payment you will receive from us each month.  There are no additional legal fees to pay, no agency fees or ongoing monthly management fees.*

*Agency fees are 15% +VAT applicable on Housing Association Leasing Direct schemes (HALD scheme)

We offer 3, 5 or 10 year flexible leases.

You choose the term of the lease that suits your personal and financial requirements.

We may ask you to complete some works to your property before we are able to lease it from you, these works will be to ensure that your property meets the minimum lettable standard of the Local Authority, this may include for example the fitting of smoke alarms. For more information please speak to your dedicated Property Manager.

There is some essential paperwork you will need to provide before Orchard & Shipman can place a tenant in your property, this includes; building insurance and safety certificates.  Your Property Manager will advise you of the specific requirements in advance.

Once Orchard & Shipman have confirmed that your property has met our minimum lettable standards and we have received the relevant paperwork we can begin our contract with you.  You will receive your rent regularly each month and the payment is guaranteed 52 weeks of the year regardless of whether the property is tenanted or not.

We hope that you will be so pleased with our service that you will want to use us again and again and be very happy to recommend us to your friends and family. If this is not the case or you have an idea for how we can make things even better then we would really like to hear from you.

If you’d like to give us some feedback, whether an idea that would help improve our service, or perhaps you’ve had particularly good service from someone who works at Orchard & Shipman and you’d like to share this with us, then please use our feedback form to get in touch with us!

If you’d like to make a complaint; in the first instance you should contact your Property Manager to try and resolve the issue, if you still feel your complaint has been unresolved you can contact us using any of the following options; and one of our management team will be in touch to discuss your concerns.


Telephone: 0203 814 3500

In writing: Orchard & Shipman House, 1 Progress Business Centre, Whittle Parkway, Slough, SL1 6DQ

Why Orchard & Shipman?


Nationwide coverage from locally based property management professionals


Over 30 years’ experience in managing portfolios large and small

Peace of mind

Long-established, ARLA qualified Registered Provider


End to end service; completion, letting, management and maintenance

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What our clients say about us…

 “We selected Orchard & Shipman because they demonstrated the commercial efficiency you need from a good private organization combined with the experience and caring approach of a social housing manager. We are confident that they have the same approach to excellent customer service and feel that our reputation is in safe and reliable hands.”

“Orchard and Shipman have proved to be very effective in their management of the hostel, serving the hostel residents extremely well whilst respecting the concerns of the local residents. We have found that Orchard and Shipman, and their staff associated with Manorfields, provide outstanding balanced service to all parties, acting very effectively, fairly and quickly on all matters.”

“Orchard & Shipman have been managing residential properties on behalf of the MoD for a number of years now. Over that time, I have come to gain confidence in their knowledge of the UK residential market and their professionalism. Their strap line says “Caring for Landlords and tenants since 1988” and it is evident from my experience of interaction with the O&S management team and the many positive comments I receive from our tenants, that is an accurate reflection of how they work.”

“My partner and I recently moved through Orchard & Shipman and couldn’t be happier with the service we have been provided. A special mention to Jo Ball whose communication was amazing from start to finish and often went above and beyond for us. We’re very happy in our new home.”

“The entire application process has been very easy, not stressful in the slightest, right from the very first phone call to enquire about a property. The communication was clear. The staff at Orchard and Shipman were very friendly, helpful and keen to address any queries quickly.”

“I have not selected any one member of staff from the team as each and every one of them has provided excellent, friendly, and helpful service. Thank you all!”

Excellence in management

What our tenants say about us…

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Contact us today to speak to our team!

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