Guide for landlords
Our landlord and tenant information packs provide a comprehensive guide for use by landlords and tenants. Our aim is to work with landlords, tenants and other agencies to achieve safe, decent and affordable housing for all private rented sector tenants.
- Landlord guide (currently under review)
- Standards for college properties [PDF]
The guide addresses a number of issues, in particular the standards we expect properties to reach to ensure the health, safety and well-being of tenants. It provides a general overview of the financial and legal aspects of letting.
If you are considering renting out your home you may also find the following information valuable in ensuring that you make the right decisions.
- Helping to avoid the pitfalls of private renting [PDF]
- Renting out your property landlord responsibilities
- Model agreement for a shorthold tenancy
In addition to traditionally let properties there is a rising trend in resident landlords. This term usually referrers to properties where the landlord and their family are living with one or two lodgers.
Resident landlords still need to comply with relevant legislation and if you have more than two lodgers it is likely you will be classed as a house in multiple occupation (HMO) [link].
The government provides a guide to becoming a resident landlord.