Information for Landlords

Advice for new landlords

If you are new to being a landlord you will need to ensure that your properties are safe and healthy to live in.

Below are some useful guides to the rules and regulations that you will need to adhere to:

Our Information Fact Sheet is also available to download  General information for landlords


Energy Performance Certificate

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is needed whenever a property is built, sold or rented. It is based on an energy survey performed by an assessor who visits the property and examines key items such as loft insulation, domestic boiler, hot water tank, radiators and windows for double glazing. They then calculate the energy efficiency. An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating and it is valid for 10 years.

Find an accredited energy assessor


Houses in multiple occupation

If you are the landlord of a house in multiple occupation (HMO), you must meet certain standards and you may need a licence.


The Partnership Accreditation for Landlords

PAL scheme recognises landlords and agents that meet their legal obligations and those that go above and beyond to provide quality homes. Free and voluntary to join, PAL offers landlords and letting agents many benefits including public recognition, advice and training, free promotion and local discounts.  By joining the partnership, you can achieve accredited status meaning that you are recognised as providing quality accommodation and tenants are more likely to want to rent properties from landlords who are recommended by the scheme.Find out more at


The landlords forum

We work with the National Landlords Association to host a forum that meets three times a year to raise and discuss issues that affect both private landlords and the council. Topics discussed include, health and safety, electrical and fire safety, financial advice and tax information. It is also a good chance to meet other landlords.

Contact us if you would like further information, an invitation or to be added to our mailing list.