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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Renting accommodation from a private landlord

In addition to maintaining the Peterborough housing register we also offer advice on securing accommodation with a private landlord. We work closely with a number of local landlords and agents who advise us of which properties they have available to rent. We can assist you with accessing this type of accommodation.

Private Rented property

We recognise the importance of the Private Rented Sector and the essential role landlords play in providing safe, warm and healthy homes to the residents of Peterborough. We are keen to provide decent landlords operating within the borough with the recognition and support they deserve.

In addition we can help you contact landlords and act on your behalf when discussing fees, deposits, etc. Some private landlords will want you to pay a deposit, one month's rent in advance and an administration charge before they allow you to move into the property. We may be able to negotiate  with the landlord regarding these fees.

We also offer a Rent deposit scheme if you cannot afford to pay, however this is not guaranteed and you need to confirm your eligibility with a Housing Needs Officer who will advise you as to whether you qualify, each case is assessed on an individual basis.

If you currently live in a private rented property, but are struggling to pay your rent you should come and discuss your situation with us as soon as possible. We can discuss the options available to you and try to prevent you from getting into arrears and losing your home.

In April 2007 a new law was introduced providing protection for tenants by preventing landlords and letting agents from unfairly withholding a deposit. The tenancy deposit protection scheme protects all Assured Shorthold Tenancies in England and Wales (covering most tenancies since 1997). Tenancy deposit protection was designed to ensure you get all or part of your deposit back, when you are entitled to it any disputes between you and your landlord or agent will be easier to resolve.

If you think that your landlord has failed to protect your deposit there a number of steps you can take. For more infomation click here.