We provide advice and information to landlords and tenants about tenancy law and offences related to tenancy law, and we help to make sure that tenants are not made to leave their homes unlawfully.
Although we cannot represent or act on behalf of either landlords or tenants in the way that a solicitor or advocate can, we do advise about the law to do with private tenancies covering issues such as:
Status and security of tenure
Bonds and Tenancy Deposit Scheme
The tenant’s right to exclusive possession and Quiet Enjoyment
Unfair Terms in Contracts Regulations
Harassment and Illegal Eviction
Rights of Long Leaseholders
Download the booklet to find out more about our service:
Private Housing Standards' booklet on Tenancy Relations
Detailed advice for tentants on:
Detailed advice for landlords on:
If you are a landlord, it can be a good idea to join a landlord association which can provide further support and advice:
Our Landlord Information Pack provides information on most of the issues that arise when letting out properties. It also contains further useful links.
Information pack for private landlords renting out property in the city
We have powers to prosecute various landlord and tenant offences. Download the guide to tenancy relation offences below.
The most important of these offences are to do with making occupiers leave unlawfully. We are the prosecuting authority for offences under Protection from Eviction Act 1977. We view these offences seriously. A document with the relevant extract from the Private Sector Housing Policy is available below.
Download information about harassment and illegal eviction below.
A guide of offences that Tenancy Relation Officers can deal with.
Extract from the Enforcement Policy Relating to the Offences dealt with by the Tenancy Relations Service.
Information on harassment and unlawful eviction
Please contact us if you require any further information or have any questions.