Renting private housing

We offer support services and advice to private tenants and landlords. This includes help to ensure private rented properties are safe for occupation and in good repair.

Further information

People looking for accommodation to rent in Leicester may be able to apply for a council or housing association property using Leicester HomeChoice. To visit the website please visit the HomeChoice website

What if I am not eligible for the above scheme?

If you’re not eligible for this scheme, you could become a private tenant using one of our private rented sector schemes. Find out about homes for people on low incomes.

You can also view private rented properties to let from local landlords and letting agents using the Homefinder website

Our responsibilities

We are responsible for maintaining standards in houses in multiple occupation and temporary accommodation, as well as rented single and family properties.

We inspect private rented properties for disrepair and hazards, and offer services to ensure properties are safe to live in, are in good repair, and have adequate fire safety measures and facilities.

Problems with landlords?

We can take action to help tenants who feel their landlord is failing to maintain a rented property to a satisfactory standard.

This includes taking formal action against negligent landlords, carrying out works and charging the landlord for them, and prosecuting landlords for non-compliance.

For more information call 0116 454 1001.