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Find advice and guidance if you're renting


Our private sector housing team work hard with tenants and landlords to help improve housing conditions and to make sure houses remain in a good condition for the person or family who lives there. The type of tenants we deal with are mainly people who rent their homes from a private landlord and this can include:

  • Family homes
  • Bedsits (also known as houses in multiple occupation or HMOs)
  • Flats
  • Shared houses
  • Hostels

There is a legal 'minimum standard' houses must reach to ensure the tenant and his/her family stay safe and warm. The Housing Act 2004 gives housing officers certain powers to help us make sure a landlord complies with his legal duties.