Information for private sector tenants and owner occupiers
- Home repair and maintenance
Information about how to repair, maintain and look after your home, including private rented homes.
Depending on your circumstances the Council can provide you with a bond in the form of a guarantee for your deposit.
Tenancy Deposit Protection
If you started renting your home after the 6 April 2007 landlords requesting rent deposits must protect them using one of the government Deposit Protection Schemes available.
Disabled facilities grants (DFGs)
DFGs may be available to enable you to adapt your property in order to make it more suitable for you to live in.
Healthy homes loan
Interest free loans are available for owner occupiers from a minimum £500 up to a maximum of £15,000 (subject to a means test) to remove a serious defect in your property that could affect your health.
Overcrowding in private rented properties
If you feel your accommodation is too small for your family, you may be considered to be living in overcrowded conditions.
Renting a room in your home
Further information on what is involved with taking in a lodger in your home