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Private tenants

Did you know...?

Both landlords and tenants have a set of responsibilities when renting a property in the private sector. 

If you rent your home from a private landlord or housing association, you're not on your own if there is a problem with the property. In some cases the Council can help. 

Please read the sections below and the How to Rent guide for helpful advice and information on some common problems.

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Disrepair in your rented home?

The property you live in should be free from serious hazards. Find out what to do if there is disrepair in your home.

Damp and Mould

Many people experience damp or mould in their home. Read on for help to identify the problem, simple actions you can take, and find out where you can get help.

Getting help if you're struggling

There are many different places to access all kinds of help and advice about your housing, benefits, budgeting tools and good health. Please do not struggle through alone.