Private tenants

Are you having problems with your property or landlord?

We deal with the repair, maintenance and safety of privately rented property. We can take action against landlords and agents to get repairs completed.

Report a property without any gas safety records External link

The Private Rented tenant handbook

The Private Rented tenant handbook is a useful guide for all tenants living in privately rented homes in Leeds. Find out about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant and what to do if you have any issues.

Reclaim rent from your landlord

The Government has made it easier for tenants to reclaim rent where the landlord has:

  • failed to repair the property
  • failed to licence the property as a HMO
  • harassed or illegally evicted you

It is not necessary for the landlord to have been convicted of such an offence in order for you to apply for a rent repayment order (RRO). Guidance and forms can be found on the Government website:

How to apply for a Rent Repayment OrderExternal link

Please contact us if you need help.

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Condensation and mould guidehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/condenstation mould.pdf573585pdf
What to look for when choosing a homehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/GD13-220 Tenants booklet What to look for PROOF3.compressed.pdf7078684pdf
How to lease – a tenant’s guidehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/How_to_Lease_Jun18.pdf448492pdf
Tenants’ guide to renting a safe homehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/How_to_Rent_a_Safe_Home_Jun18.pdf1477687pdf
How to rent – tenant’s checklisthttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/How_to_Rent_Final_Jun2018.pdf583445pdf
Request for repair letterhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/request for repair hybrid letter.docx32266docx
Private Rented Tenants handbook https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Private Rented Tenants handbook.pdf1055297pdf

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