Advice for Landlords

How we help local landlords

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice and guidance

Advice and guidance is available to help support landlords and agents with private rented properties during the  coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

See further information about changes to services.

We’d like to help you avoid, or work out any difficulties between you and your tenants before a bad situation gets worse.  We can help you by:

  • Being a go-to contact if you and your tenants are having communication problems
  • Setting up direct Housing Benefit payments if your tenants are on the Rent Deposit Scheme
  • Giving you information and advice about Deposit Protection Schemes
  • Offering a Grant to help fund with insulation and any re-workings
  • Giving you advice and guidance to help you meet legal requirements
  • Giving your tenants advice about caring for their home

You can speak to a housing options officer about any tenancy-related concerns. 

If you would like information about the Rent Deposit Scheme, you need to speak to a rent deposit officer. 

If you have a health and safety concern, speak with a member of the private sector housing team.

Local initiatives

We want Bournemouth's landlords to be well informed about current tenancy laws and provide good quality properties. This is why we’re a part of the following initiatives:

  • The Dorset Register of Accredited Landlords
  • The Bournemouth and Poole Landlord Exhibition
  • Tackling Rogue Landlords