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In Plymouth more than one in five homes are let by private landlords, most of whom only let single properties. We recognise that it can be difficult for many landlords to be aware of their obligations and this can lead to problems with the housing they let. This page provides advice and general information on letting issues.

We have a plan for private rented housing; many private landlords have signed up to its aims and values.  We encourage all landlords to adopt this.  Please visit our Charter for Private Rented Housing page.

It is important to keep up to date; the private rented sector is constantly changing. The landlords associations can provide you with training, updating and help with problems. Both the GOV.UK and  Shelter websites also provide valuable information.

Landlord Proficiency Test

How good a landlord are you? Find out! It may save you money on HMO licence fees on the landlord proficiency test page.

Landlord Accreditation

We support landlord accreditation schemes. These provide training for landlords and may save you money on HMO licence fees. Find out more on our landlord accreditation schemes page.


This is a scheme for bringing empty homes back into use. Properties are managed for landlords by Tamar Housing Association for a fixed period, providing a guaranteed rent. More details of HouseLet are available on our empty homes pages.

Private Rented Forum

We support the Private Rented Forum. This is a regular meeting of representatives of landlords associations, residential letting agents, Council departments and other agencies involved in the private rented sector in Plymouth.

Refuse collection

You can also visit our Find my collection day page.

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