Private Sector

Often the quickest route to finding alternative accommodation will be through accessing privately rented accommodation.

Finding a privately rented property
We have an in-house scheme known as the Private Sector Lettings Scheme.

We work with landlords throughout Leeds to assist people facing homelessness to find quality, affordable and sustainable tenancies. All properties on our scheme are inspected by Leeds Housing Regulations team to ensure they are safe. Our scheme is primarily aimed at people who are or will be in receipt of Local Housing Allowance.

If you are interested in accessing the scheme please let us know by using one of the methods in the Contact us section of the page.

There are a number of websites and local letting agents that may be able to assist you. Please download our Assured Shorthold Tenancy guide (PDF 21kb) for more information.


Current Private Tenants
If you are currently a private tenant and are experiencing issues with your Landlord you can contact us for free advice about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. We can provide advice regarding tenancy law.

We can give advice about the law regarding private tenancies covering issues such as:

  • Security of tenure
  • Ending tenancies legally
  • Bonds and Tenancy Deposit Schemes
  • Harassment and Illegal Eviction

We also offer a mediation service to try and resolve issues with your landlord.

If your Landlord has served you with a notice to leave the property, this must follow certain rules before it will be valid. If you are served a notice, come in and see us so that we can check it for you and provide you with advice. Information on notices and the steps Landlords have to take to ask you to leave can be found on the GOV.UK website (external website).

If you are experiencing issues of disrepair in your current private rented property we can help you. Please visit our Private rented sector housing team page for more information.​


Contact us

You can email us at Housing.options@leeds.gov.uk and can call us on 0113 222 4412 (9am to 5pm Mon to Fri).​​

 

 

 

 

Assured shorthold tenancy guidehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/AST Info.pdf75050pdf

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