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 private sector 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


Contact us

You can email us at prs.housing@leeds.gov.uk or can call us on 0113 378 4699.

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Condensation and mould guidehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/condenstation mould.pdf573585pdf
property tribunal decisionhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/RPT decision room size appeal2014.pdf3704330pdf
Advisory standards for houses in multiple occupation April 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Advisory standards for houses in multiple occupation April 2017.pdf257629pdf
Common Housing hazardshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Common Housing hazards.pdf478799pdf
DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/fire safety in homes.pdf163293pdf
HousingHealthSafety.qxdhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/HHSRS Landlords Guide.pdf2144360pdf
AMB2827a Landlords leaflet FNLhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Renting out your home.pdf515007pdf
HHSRS – EXCESS COLDhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Space heating and insulation.pdf93335pdf

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