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 see the Leicester HomeChoice quick link above.

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.

Right to rent

As of 1 February 2016, anyone who rents out a private property in England, including those subletting or taking lodgers, should make right to rent checks. For new tenants who live in the property as their main or only home, the checks involve three simple steps:

  1. Obtain a tenant's original acceptable documents that allow them to live in the UK
  2. Check the documents with the tenant present
  3. Copy and keep the copied documents on file and record the date of the check.

Contact us

Ring us on: 0116 454 1008
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