Private rented housing

What is private rented housing?

Private rented housing is the most accessible form of accommodation.

There are no waiting lists and properties can be directly offered to prospective tenants - generally on a first come, first served basis.

Private properties can be let by individual landlords or via letting agents acting on behalf of a property owner.

Rent varies depending on the area; but many landlords choose to set rent to match Local Housing Allowance rates.

Local Housing Allowance rates are generally available to people in receipt of benefits who are unable to pay rent themselves (See Local Housing Allowance).

Find private rented housing

Properties are advertised in high street letting agents and in local newspapers.

There are also schemes to help tenants who want to rent privately.