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Private renting

Renting a home from a private landlord is a popular way of obtaining a place to live. If you are unable to buy a home, and social housing is not an option for you, the information on these pages may help you find a place to live.

Private tenant

Download our printable guide to tenancy deposits here (PDF).

Or view the web page on guides to tenancy deposits here

Download our guide to finding private rented accommodation here (PDF).

Or view the web page guide to finding private rented accommodation
Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance is a way of working out the maximum Housing Benefit for private tenants. Find out more about Local Housing Allowance.

Citizen's Advice Bureau

The Citizen's Advice Bureau's Advice guide on renting from a private landlord gives customers comprehensive and useful information.

How to rent

How to rent: the checklist for renting in England is a useful guide for tenants and landlords.