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Tenant Information Pack

    We have produced a tenant information pack containing the key information that all tenants and prospective tenants should know.  Please read it carefully and feel free to contact our Housing Team by emailing if you have any questions.

    If you are having any problems with your landlord or are concerned about the property standards of a private rented home, you should contact us for help on 01785 619000. 

    1. Main Duties of Landlords and Tenants
    2. Assured Shorthold Tenancies
    3. Tenancy Agreements and Inventories
    4. Property Viewing Checklist (pdf 43kb)
    5. Energy Performance Certificates
    6. Tenancy Deposit Protection
    7. The Deposit Guarantee Scheme
    8. Housing Benefit/Local Housing Allowance
    9. Harrassment and Illegal Eviction
    10. The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)
    11. Damp, Condensation and Mould
    12. Keep Your Home Free from Damp, Condensation and Mould Leaflet (pdf 649kb)
    13. Gas Safety
    14. Electrical Safety
    15. Furniture and Furnishing Safety
    16. Overcrowding
    17. Enforcement against the HHSRS
    18. House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
    19. Redress Scheme Requirement
    20. Landlords Accreditation Scheme

    If you are currently looking for a new home you may also wish to visit our housing options page for further advice. 

    If you are already renting but are worried about losing your home you should visit our housing advice page.

    If you would like more information on the above, the Department for Communities and Local Government have released a document called
    'How to Rent'.

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