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Private rented housing

Information about privately rented properties

Private renting

If you're looking for a home, private renting is often the quickest way to find housing, and offers a great deal of choice. 

You might need to:

  • pay a deposit
  • pass a tenancy reference
  • pay rent in advance

Properties come as either unfurnished, or furnished, and may or may not have white goods (for example, a washing machine). You'll need to check these details when considering a property.

You can search for private rented homes online, in local newspapers or through local lettings agents.

Further information

You can find out more about your rights as a tenant, document checks, rent arrears, and deposits on the GOV.UK website.