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Information for private sector tenants and owner occupiers

  • budgets-greypng Deposit Bond

    Depending on your circumstances the Council can provide you with a bond in the form of a guarantee for your deposit.

  • informationpng 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.

  • apply-for-it-greypng 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.

  • apply-for-it-greypng 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.

  • housing-personpng 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.

  • housing-person-icon Renting a room in your home

    Further information on what is involved with taking in a lodger in your home

This page was last updated: 9 August 2017

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