Rossendale Borough Council

Private rented sector

Private Rent Housing Conditions

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Private rented housing must meet certain standards of conditions. Landlords who rent out residential properties must ensure that the property is free from both unnecessary and avoidable hazards.

If a tenant becomes aware of a hazard and has reported it to the landlord, but no further action has been taken, please contact the Council. The Council can arrange for an officer to visit.

You can use the online form to report unsatisfactory private rented housing conditions.

An inspection and an assessment will then be carried out on the whole property. The inspection concentrates on the threats to health and safety and not on matters of quality, comfort and convenience. If it is necessary, the office will contact the landlord about taking action --depending on the outcome.