It is important to be aware of the responsibilities you have and what rights your tenant has. You also need to be aware of your responsibilities for maintaining the premises and for the health and safety of your tenants.
We provide advice and guidance to landlords and property managers on legal requirements for renting out property. We share good practice where this improves housing conditions and reduces the risk of accidents and ill health. We have a duty to discourage the supply of unsafe rented accommodation and to help strengthen the reputation and sustainability of the rented housing market.
We encourage landlords to join the council’s Landlord Accreditation Scheme and a professional body so that they are well informed to run their business in accordance with legal requirements and good practice.