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Housing

Housing

Access to Private Rented Properties scheme

The APRP scheme helps to place homeless people and families looking for accommodation in the private sector.

Empty properties

A home that is left empty may cause problems if it is left unattended and not secure.

Houses in multiple occupation licence

Find out whether you need a licence and how to apply.

Homelessness

The Housing Options team provide assistance to people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Housing associations and co-ops

Contact details of housing associations and co-ops.

Housing health and safety rating system

It is important that houses are assessed on a regular basis to see whether or not they are safe and healthy to live in.

Housing strategies and research

We have a duty to carry out a periodic review of homelessness in the area.

Mobile homes and caravans

Information for tenants; owners of mobile homes and caravan site managers.

Private tenants

There are advantages and disadvantages to renting a home from a private landlord rather than a social landlord.

Right to buy

The Government’s Right to Buy scheme helps eligible council and housing association tenants in England to buy their home.

Tenancy agreement

Before you move into a privately-rented home you should normally sign a 'tenancy agreement'.

Housing enforcement policies and procedures

We are responsible for enforcing over 20 Acts of Parliament.

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