Private renting

There are many different types of housing available to rent privately. You might be looking to rent a self contained flat or house, or just a room.

The pages below explain how you can find a place that is suitable for you, what to think about when looking for places and tells you more about private landlords and letting agents.

How to find a place to rent privately

Read about where to find a private rented place and what sort of things you should think about before signing a tenancy.

Landlord registration and licensing

The landlord registration and licensing scheme helps monitor private landlords and ensure that they are suitable people to let out property.

Letting agencies

Letting agencies act on behalf of landlords, not tenants. In most cases they are paid by the landlord.

We are sorry that we cannot provide this information in Welsh, however if you would like to speak to an adviser in Welsh please contact 0345 075 5005.

This page was last updated on: July 15, 2019

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