We recognise that a well managed and maintained private rented sector provides an important source of accommodation within the city.

This information pack has been put together as part of the partnership between us and other agencies and private sector landlords which is developing through our Private Sector Landlords' Forum. It is intended to give you advice and information about your obligations and rights as a landlord.

The legislation covering the private rented sector is often complex and the information included in this pack is not, and has not been intended to be, a statement of law. In all cases, if you are unsure about your legal position or how best to proceed in any matter relating to a tenancy, you should seek further advice by contacting the appropriate department or organisation.

landlords information pack documents
Icon for pdf Part 1.1 - The law relating to repair and other standards in rented property [164.79KB]
Icon for pdf Part 1.2 - General repair and maintenance guidance to landlords [101.5KB]
Icon for pdf Part 1.3 - Safety of goods in rented accommodation [139.97KB]
Icon for pdf Part 1.4 - Energy and performance certificate [106.29KB]
Icon for pdf Part 1.8 - A short guide to making your premises safe from fire [946.24KB]
Icon for pdf Part 1.9 - Gas safe registered leaflets [124.11KB]
Icon for pdf 1.10 - A guide to landlord's duties gas safety (installation and use) [124.11KB]
Icon for pdf Part 1.11 - Gas appliances: get them checked and keep them safe [135.47KB]
Icon for pdf Part 2.1 - Standards for basement rooms [151.58KB]
Icon for pdf Part 2.2 - Standards for basement rooms diagram [14.43KB]
Icon for pdf Part 3.1 - Standards for bed-sits in houses in multiple occupation [128.24KB]
Icon for pdf Part 3.2 - Standards for shared houses [174.02KB]
Icon for pdf Part 3.3 - Standards for houses let in lodgings [154.28KB]
Icon for pdf Part 3.4 - Standards for hostels, guest houses and similar [130.48KB]
Icon for pdf Part 3.5 - Summary of the requirements of HMO's [56.56KB]
Icon for pdf Part 3.6 - Houses and flats in single occupation [149.68KB]
Icon for pdf Part 3.7 - Guidance of means of escape from fire in houses in multiple occupation [117.95KB]
Icon for pdf Part 3.9 - Party wall etc. Act 1996 leaflet [3.84MB]

Icon for pdf Part 4.4. - Are you developing a property? [190.29KB]

Icon for pdf Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and legionella: landlord's responsibilities [480.96KB]