Housing conditions

Rented properties should be a safe and healthy environment for all tenants. The Housing Health and Safety Rating System is a standard way to review housing conditions. Your local council can get involved when faults with the property impact on the health and safety of the tenants.


When you rent a property, your landlord is responsible for most repairs in your home. Your landlord must:

If you have further questions about tenants’ rights, you can visit the Shelter website. Shelter are a registered housing charity who help with a wide range of housing concerns.

Another place to visit is the GOV UK website, where there is information such as how to rent a safe home, private renting and more.