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Renting private housing

We offer support services and advice to both private tenants and landlords.

Landlords

Let your property with our help

We have a range of options for landlords who would like to use our free tenant matching service and let their accommodation to somebody in housing need whilst saving money in agency costs at the same time.

Find out more information on our private sector letting schemes page.

Housing Standards

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.

Landlord responsibilities

As a landlord you must:

More information is available on the Landlord responsibilities webpage at GOV.UK.

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.

Tenants

If you are in housing need

You could become a private tenant using one of our private rented sector schemes. Find out how we can help.

You can also view private rented properties to let from local landlords and letting agents.

If you are at risk of becoming homeless - find out about help available.

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.