Appeal for landlords to help Ribble Valley flood victims

Rescue teams in Whalley. Photo: Kim Pilling/PA Wire
Rescue teams in Whalley. Photo: Kim Pilling/PA Wire

A Ribble Valley estate agent has made an appeal for private landlords to come forward with properties available to let to victims of the recent floods in Whalley.

Ian Lloyd of Mortimers, which has branches in both Clitheroe and Whalley, spoke to the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times to publicise the need for more properties.

He said: “We have been so busy trying to find appropriate properties and then taking steps to fast track the rentals checking process, which normally takes 7 to 10 days.

“We have filled around 10 properties and are looking for around 10 to 15 more for the people who still need somewhere to rent and all types of homes. The insurance companies are trying to place people and families in like for like properties, so we are looking for everything from terraces and cottages to semi-detached and detached homes, with rental prices ranging anywhere from £400 to £1,500 pcm. We are here to offer advice to any landlords who would like to speak to us.”