Private Sector Housing
Everyone deserves to live in decent, safe accommodation
Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice and guidance
Advice and guidance is available to help support those that are privately renting during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
See further information about changes to services.
All landlords have certain obligations to ensure your property is kept in reasonable repair, is in a safe condition and complies to the relevant housing legislation.
This legislation differs depending on how the property is occupied and for Houses in Multiple Occupation is more prescriptive than those properties occupied by single families.
Find out more about statutory overcrowding.
The 2015 Act has also made the following changes to no-fault eviction legislation (which came into force on 1 October 2015)
The system to evaluate potential risks in housing.
The system looks at different hazards and provides a framework for assessing and evaluating potential risk to health and safety
HMO landlords must provide safety certificates for electrical installations, fire alarms, and emergency lights or fire extinguishers in the property
We may be able to help, if you live in private rented or Housing Association property in disrepair, if your landlord or letting agent are not.
A landlord is responsible for ensuring maintaining your property. It should be suitably heated, all doors and windows work and are weatherproofed
We are able to support a settlement or immigration for UK clearance application, in respect of housing conditions if requested.
This act requires that both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in rented residential accommodation.
If you are a local landlord with private rented properties in the local area then our Help to Let scheme could be for you.