Private housing

New legal requirement for private landlords

Since 1 October 2015, private landlords have been required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties in England. Find out more on

About private housing

The Private Sector Housing Team provides advice and information on a range of issues affecting the living conditions of people in private sector housing. Examples include disrepair, dampness, fire safety, electrical safety, overcrowding, provision of amenities, asbestos and carbon monoxide poisoning.

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