Bad landlords wreck lives
We want to improve housing conditions and the practices of landlords who rent out properties in this city. If you are a tenant it is important that you are aware of your rights as a tenant when living in a rented property.
If you or someone you know is affected in their home by any of the following, please get in touch:
The poor or dangerous condition of their property - such as no gas safety certificate, missing smoke alarms, damp and mould growth, doors or windows which don’t lock, heating that does not work properly, dangerous electrics.
Repairs not being carried out
Have you been asking your landlord or letting agent for repairs but they haven’t been done?
Threats to evict a tenant without a court order - including illegal locks changes or intimidation by a landlord or their representative either in person, by phone, letter, text message or through social media.
Poor conduct by a landlord
Issues with the behaviour of a landlord, such as inappropriate visits or text messages, or letting themselves into properties, or behaving in a threatening or intimidating way.
Exploitation of tenants such as reduced rental payments or the offer of cash in return for favours, sexual acts or in exchange for not carrying out maintenance or repairs at the property.
Such behaviour is not acceptable and should not be put up with.
The Private Sector Housing Team at the City Council can help by tackling these issues and taking action against those landlords who make their tenants lives a misery and who give good landlords a bad name. For more information or to speak to a member of the Private Sector Housing Team please get in touch
- Do you need help or advice about your legal responsibilities?
- Do you need of advice regarding a tenant in rent arrears or causing anti-social behaviour in your property?
- Need advice about deposit protection or how to manage your tenancy?
The private sector housing team can give free help and advice: