Private renting is flexible and often offers a good housing solution.
The private rented sector is extremely varied and ranges from hostels for the homeless to luxury apartments. The standard of accommodation and management can also vary, as does cost.
As a council, we are actively working with landlords and tenants to encourage safe, quality, responsible renting, promoting a good, positive image of renting and supporting good practice.
We can give you guidance on the legal standards for private rented housing, advice on how to go about finding a property to rent and what to do if you have problems with your landlord.
We have a range of powers we can use to ensure people and properties are safe and well managed and that tenants are free from harassment and nuisance.
If you’re already a tenant, thinking of renting from a private landlord, or looking for somewhere to live, then we can help.