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Renting in the Private Sector

If you are looking to rent in the private sector, please see our Information for Tenants page.

Information for Private Landlords

Demand for housing in Runnymede significantly outweighs supply. For those applicants accepted onto the housing register the average waiting time for social housing is three years. Additionally a large number of applicants, who do not qualify to join the housing register, still require the Council’s assistance to secure a private sector property.

To meet the housing shortfall, the Council is keen to work in partnership with the Private Rental Sector. If you are a landlord within the borough, or indeed out of the area, with a property to rent we can offer a menu of options. Please see our Magna Carta Lettings page.

 

Empty Homes

There are often good reasons for properties being left empty. For further information please click here.


Private sector housing enforcement policy


Runnymede Accreditation Scheme

 

The following factsheets are produced by the National Housing Advisory Service. Please refer to these as a guide in the first instance and for further discussion please contact the housing advice team

10 rights for private tenants

How can I end my tenancy

Dealing with harassment

Protecting your tenancy deposit

Rent Increases: Assured Shorthold Tenants

Taking action on repairs

Rent increases: Assured shorthold tenants

Gas safety

Is your section 21 notice valid

Illegal eviction

Reporting repairs

Accelerated possession proceedings

Rent Arrears Protocol

Renting out a room - things to consider

Renting out a room - steps to take