Private renting has become the main housing option for many households. Our officers can help you you budget and plan to save for a deposit in the private rented sector.
Find out more about your housing options.
You would usually be responsible for paying the Council Tax on your rented home. You may also be entitled to housing benefit, even if you live in a private home. Find out more about Housing Benefit.
How to Rent
The Government has published a checklist for tenants in privately rented accommodation and people looking to rent in the private sector. Read the How to Rent checklist on the Government website.
Rights and responsibilities
You can find out more about your rights and responsibilities in our frequently asked questions for tenants in the private rented sector.
If you're living in the private rented sector and are having trouble paying your rent, please see our Money Advice page for help on managing your money.
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Policies and documents
We've produced a Regulator's Statement (PDF 403KB) for private sector landlords, tenants and councillors.