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Access to Private Rented Properties scheme

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

Are you a student looking for accommodation?

If you are living away from home you may be considering living in private rented accommodation

Empty properties

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


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 enforcement policies and procedures

Private Sector Housing is responsible for enforcing over 20 Acts of Parliament.

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 or owners of mobile homes.

Private tenants

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

Right to buy

If you would like to buy your property, please contact your Housing Association

Tenancy agreement

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

Information on Housing

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