Standards and Guidance for landlords

​Discover a range of information aimed at helping landlords and managing agents of private rented housing.

Fire safety in residential accommodation

Gas and electrical safety

Housing health and safety rating system

Landlords’ guide (PDF)  to undertaking HHSRS assessments. 

Eviction process and standard form

There is new guidance (PDF) and a standard form for you to use when seeking repossession of a property let on an assured short-hold tenancy after 1 October 2015.

Property redress scheme

If you’re a property manager or letting agent you have to be a member of a Government backed property redress scheme by law. The Government has produced a a guidance document (PDF) which explains if this law applies to you.

Energy performance

You can find the energy efficiency rating of any property by postcode. By 2018 it will be illegal to rent a property that does not achieve an EPC rating of band E (SAP 38) or above. Most electrically heated properties have problems achieving this basic rating.

Council tax & universal credit

Building control

Guide​ to converting your property

Houses in multiple occupation

Renting out your home

​Guide to renting out your home (PDF)

Guide to Common Housing Hazards (PDF)

Check your tenant or lodger’s right to rent  your residential property in England (applies to all tenancies starting on or after 1st February 2016).

Find tenants for your property

Join our Landlord letting scheme and quickly find tenants for your property.

Landlords’ accreditation scheme

Have you joined our Leeds Rental Standard? Take a look at the benefits for landlords.

Crime prevention and protecting your property

Housing & Planning Act 2016

GOV.UK - Civil penalties under the Housing and Planning Act 2016

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Advisory standards for houses in multiple occupation April 2017 standards for houses in multiple occupation April 2017.pdf257629pdf
Common Housing hazards Housing hazards.pdf478799pdf
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AMB2827a Landlords leaflet FNL out your home.pdf515007pdf
HHSRS – EXCESS COLD heating and insulation.pdf93335pdf
Fire safety principles for residential accommodation safety principles for residential accommodation.pdf439462pdf

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