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Housing to Rent: Private Rented Sector


What questions should you ask?

There is a good supply of houses and flats to rent in Redcar & Cleveland. These are some of the basic questions to ask before choosing a particular property to rent:


Where you can find out about a privately rented home?
What things you should consider?

If you do decide to rent a property from a private landlord here are a few pointers to think about:


What will be expected of you as an Assured Shorthold tenant?
What you can expect from your landlord?
Do you have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy that is coming to an end or do you feel under pressure to leave your home?
What can be done to guard against Harassment and Illegal Eviction ? In practice the main remedies will be for the tenant to: Tenants should should seek advice from a known legal aid practice, experienced in this area of work. They would apply for legal aid on your behalf.

Criminal Proceedings
Liaison between the Housing Teams
What to do if a privately rented property is not the standard you would expect

If you have any doubt about repairs, bonds, fire safety, health and safety, rent notice periods or any other matters listed above, do not hesitate to contact us:
Housing Standards Team:
Tel: (01287) 612455
Email: housing_eho@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk
Fax: (01287) 612463

Housing Advice & Information Service
Tel: (01287) 612444
Email: housing_clientservices@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk
Fax: (01642) 771124

Shelter:
Tel: (0808) 8004444

Communities and Local Government Publications

Please refer to the following publications for further information and guidance:





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