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Our plan for private rented accommodation

We've launched a new plan to improve private rented housing in the city, developed in partnership with local landlords.

It includes 12 key actions for better quality rented homes:

  • to seek a fair balance between the interests of landlords and tenants
  • to raise the profile of the best private landlords and agents who improve the reputation of the private rented sector and Plymouth
  • to take appropriate enforcement action to protect tenants and to act swiftly against 'rogue' landlords and agents with unfair practices
  • to provide advice and training so that tenants are aware of their responsibilities as well as their rights and are able to sustain their tenancies

Actions include:

  • Supporting training and accreditation of landlords/agents
  • A new healthy homes guide to set out minimum standards
  • Improving access to information for tenants on energy costs
  • Making sure tenants are aware of their rights and responsibilities
  • Responding quickly to complaints about poor housing standards