Private Renters Info

For information and advice about private renting you can visit the Shelter page here: or

The Citizens Advice Bureaux website here

This is a CAB advice guide on renting from a lettings agency


Download a copy of the Private Rented Sector Code of Practice.

Important information for tenants to know the legal responsibilities of landlords and letting agencies.

“This Code is intended to promote best practice in the letting and management of private rented sector
housing in England. The aim of the Code is to ensure:
• Good-quality homes for rent.
• Consistent and high standards of management.
• Choice for the consumer.
The Code is intended for use by landlords and lettings and management agents in the private rented sector
Whether you are a landlord or an agent, if you are responsible for the letting and management of homes you
have a minimum duty to achieve basic compliance required by law. However, landlords and agents should
aspire to a standard above minimum legal requirements and in line with industry best practice as set out
in this Code.”