Private rented housing

Useful links

We've gathered together some handy links for private tenants below:


Advice on tenants' rights: eviction, deposits, disrepair etc, and campaigning for affordable, decent homes. More information on Shelter


Advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau on all aspects of tenancy, from tenancy agreements to discrimination. More information on AdviceGuide

The Guardian Cash Clinic - Renting

Advice on renting and background articles on the private rented sector, highlighting some of the pitfalls. More information on The Guardian Cash Clinic - Renting

Guide for tenants: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

On 20 March 2019 a new law came into force to make sure that rented houses and flats are fit for human habitation, which means they are safe, healthy and free from things that could cause serious harm.

If you live in a rented house or flat, read the government's guide to help you understand your rights under the new. Download the guide