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There is a high demand for social housing and many people find that they either face a long wait for one of these tenancies or that their circumstances make this type of housing an unrealistic option. This leaves the Private Rented Sector as the only realistic option for finding somewhere to live quickly in many cases.

Private Housing team

Our team provides services and advice to private landlords and private rental tenants.

We work towards ensuring landlords meet their legal obligations across Dudley.  Our work has an impact on the health and protection of residents and we work to remedy inadequate housing conditions.   Poor housing has a direct link to poor health, comfort and mental wellbeing.

We also investigate property related statutory nuisances, and carry out immigration inspections.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our aims during the period of the Coronavirus outbreak in relation to the enforcement of standards in rented properties, how inspections and investigations will be prioritised and carried out, enforcement action and proactive/reactive work. This information is an amendment to the current Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy.

Up to date information for private tenants or private landlords is available from Shelter.

Advice for landlords regarding gas safety information, please check the Gas Safe Register.

Information for landlords and tenants who are considering home moving is detailed within gov.uk website  

The purpose of this pre inspection screening questionnaire is to determine whether it is appropriate to carry out a visit or inspection of premises.

The safety of our employees, their families, partners, and customer’s families are the Council’s overriding priority. As the coronavirus continues to evolve and spreads globally, the Council are monitoring the situation closely and will periodically update guidance based on the current recommendations provided by Government.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to our workforce and customers, we are conducting a simple screening questionnaire. Your participation is important to help us take precautionary measures to protect everyone during this time. 

Please note: the questionnaire needs to be completed before we will consider visiting you. This can be completed and emailed to housing.enforcement@dudley.gov.uk or posted to Dudley MBC, Housing Enforcement Team, Harbour Buildings, Waterfront West, Brierley Hill DY5 1LN.

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) - Landlords

From the 1st April 2021 all Landlords are required to have an electrical safety report (EICR) which shows all the electrics in the property are safe. Please see below information for guidance;


Are you a landlord?

If you are a private landlord we can offer advice on issues concerning landlord/tenant responsibility or information about the physical condition of your property.

Are you a tenant?

Private landlords offer a wide range of accommodation in most parts of Dudley. If you're on benefits or a low income you can find out whether you'll be eligible for Housing Benefit before you commit yourself to taking on a tenancy. 

Here you'll find useful information and advice for private tenants.

Empty properties

Empty properties are a wasted resource, especially when so many people need housing.  We can find out who owns empty or abandoned properties and work with owners to bring them back into use.

Are you a homeowner?

Here you'll find useful information and advice for homeowners.

Information, advice and guidance

Here you'll find useful information and advice on housing matters.