Tell us if your landlord is breaking the law
When to report your landlord
Legally, your landlord must:
- give you a tenancy agreement that shows the name, address and contact details of the landlord
- put your deposit into a deposit protection schemes
- get a gas safety certificate every year proving all gas appliances are safe to use
- keep your house in good repair.
Your landlord must not:
- enter your property without giving at least 24 hours written notice, apart from communal areas in shared accommodation
- threaten you
- evict you or ask you to leave without a court order
- repeatedly fail to do repairs.
If you live in a shared house, your landlord must:
- have an HMO licence if the property meets the criteria for licensable HMOs
- meet minimum space standards and provide enough facilities
- provide adequate provisions for fire safety.
How we can help
If your landlord is breaking the law, you should tell us. We can use any evidence you give us to:
- build a case for prosecution
- protect you and others from exploitation
- raise standards in private rented housing.
How to get advice
Answer a few short questions to get advice about your housing situation.
Report your landlord to us
If you think your landlord is breaking the law, contact our rogue landlords team. If your landlord hasn’t protected your tenancy deposit, contact the Crime Enforcement and Regulation Service.
To provide the best support and advice, the rogue landlords team may refer you to other teams and services in the Council, with your permission. We will not share your identity with your landlord.