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Advice for private tenants

Information for people who live in privately rented accommodation.

Standards of private accommodation

Landlords who rent out accommodation have a responsibility to ensure that it is maintained in a safe condition. 

Gas and electrical safety in private rented properties

Information on gas safety checks, carbon monoxide and electrical safety in private rented accommodation.

Report a problem with your landlord

Find out how we can help you if you think your landlord or agent is deliberately and persistently breaking the law. 

Tell us if you live in a house of multiple occuption (HMO)

How to tell us if you live in an HMO and your landlord does not have a licence.

Private tenants advice

Please contact us for help and advice if you are living in privately rented accommodation and are concerned about any of the issues below.