Whilst the majority of landlords and agents are professional in their approach and have good standards of property management, there are a small minority who are either unaware of the laws governing rented accommodation or who wilfully exploit their tenants. Landlords will often entrust the management of their rental property to a managing agent to ensure the appropriate standards are met, it is therefore important to choose the right agent carefully.
Whether you are a landlord or an agent, the information on this website will help you fulfil your obligations and provide general guidance. There are many other sources of information available and some of the links are included on our webpages. As a council we would always strongly recommend that a landlord or agent belong to an accreditation scheme as they can offer invaluable support and access to extensive resources and documents for landlords to use.
Landlords immigration to rent checks
For tenancies which started on or after 1st February 2016, landlords of properties throughout England should check that someone has the right to rent before letting them a property. Information is available on the GOV.UK website to help landlords, agents and homeowners carry out the right to rent checks.