Private sector housing

Coronavirus update

The government has introduced new measures to ensure everyone has accommodation to stay in during the coronavirus outbreak.

Extension of notice period

The notice period to end a tenancy has been extended to a minimum of three months. Once this notice period ends, the landlord cannot force the tenant to leave without a court order.

This will apply until 30 September 2020 but can be extended if needed.

Suspension on evictions

The court service is suspending housing possessions meaning that ongoing cases or those about to go to court cannot be progressed.

This will last for 90 days from 27 March 2020 but can be extended if needed.

If you are having difficulties paying your rent, please contact your landlord in the first instance.

Our service

Our primary aim is to try to ensure that private sector residents are living in accommodation that is well maintained, safe and warm.

In addition, we take action to bring empty homes back into use, administer disabled facilities grants and licence certain houses in multiple occupation.