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About renting a home from a private landlord

Renting from a private landlord can be the best and quickest option available for many people looking for a home in the borough.

Six to 12 month contracts between you and a private landlord (known as private tenancies, or tenancy agreements) can be repeatedly renewed and can provide stable accommodation if both you and the landlord are happy with the arrangement.

What type of accommodation can I get from the private rented sector?

Shared flats or houses

This is where you have your own room but share the kitchen, bathroom and/or living room with other people.


This is where you rent a room in someone’s home.

Self-contained flats, houses or studios

This is accommodation where you will have your own kitchen and bathroom.

Contact information

Welfare and Housing Service

Make an enquiry