Renting in the private sector

Help and advice about renting a private property.

Before viewing a property

Viewing a property checklist

Using a letting agent

Problems, help and advice

Take a look at the housing 'how to' guides 

pdf icon New Guidance From Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities in the private rented sector [500kb]

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

Private sector landlords are required from 1 October 2015 to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance (e.g. a coal fire, wood burning stove).  See further details on the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 >>