We work with private landlords and private sector housing to make sure all the right licences are in place, and regulations followed.
Homes fit for human habitation
All rented accommodation must be fit for human habitation. This means it’s safe, healthy and free from things that could cause you or anyone else in your household serious harm. For example, if your house or flat is too cold and you can’t heat it, this can affect your health.
Landlords must make sure they fulfil their responsibilities. There is guidance for private landlords on the Gov.UK website.
Tenants who rent privately, or who live in a council or housing association home can hold their landlord to the responsibility to make the home safe. There is guidance for tenants on the Gov.UK website.