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Guide for landlords

We work with landlords, tenants and other agencies to achieve safe, decent and affordable housing for all private rented sector tenants.

Our Private Rented Sector Housing Standard provides a comprehensive reference for use by landlords and property professionals.

The standard addresses various aspects of property letting. In particular, it covers those that must be achieved to ensure tenants' health, safety and well-being, and compliance with legislation.

If you are considering renting out your home you may also find the following information valuable in ensuring that you make the right decisions.

Resident landlords

If you are landlord who has one or more lodgers living in your property and sharing some facilities with you, you are a resident landlord.

Resident landlords still need to comply with relevant legislation. If you have more than two lodgers it is likely your property will be classed as a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

The government provides a guide to becoming a resident landlord.

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