More than 30,000 households in Birmingham rent their homes from a private landlord or agent. Young people often move into privately rented accommodation when they first leave home and, with many people moving around to find work, private renting is a good solution.
The private rented sector ranges from direct access hostels for homeless people to luxury city centre apartments. The standard of accommodation and the way it’s managed varies.
The council is working with landlords, agents and tenants to encourage responsible renting, promote a positive image of private renting and to support good practice.
We provide information and advice to tenants on a variety of subjects including:
- Landlord charges, rights and responsibilities
- Types of tenancy agreement
- Repairs to rented property
- Housing benefits
- Houses for multiple occupation (HMOs)
- Tenant responsibilities
- Landlord responsibilities
- Ending a tenancy
- Landlord harassment
You can get this information online by using the above buttons. We have a number of frequently asked questions, associated documents and service links to help you.
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Association of Residential Letting Agents
- Consumer Credit Counselling Service
- National Debtline
- Community Legal Advice
- Her Majesty’s Court Service
- Home Stamp
- Citizen’s Advice Bureau: Debt Advice
- Homestamp fire and security protection standards
- Gas Safe Register