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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 gude to tenancy deposits here.

Download our guide to finding private rented accommodation here.

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.