Are you a landlord needing advice?
We work closely with landlords to provide advice on housing standards, tenancy issues and general queries in relation to private rented accommodation.
For further information please contact your Private Sector Housing Team at your local council.
- Landlords' forum
We organise landlords' forums across Dorset to discuss current topics of interest and provide opportunities to meet other landlords and obtain advice from housing specialists.
- Landlord accreditation scheme
We have specific duties to ensure minimum standards are maintained in privately tenanted properties. As an alternative to formal action all councils across Dorset operate Accreditation Schemes to recognise landlords who provide good quality accommodation to rent.
- Enforcement Policy - enforcement of standards in housing
Our aim is to raise housing standards in Dorset by working with owners, landlords, letting agents and tenants.
- Houses in multiple occupation
If you rent out bed sits, a shared house or house converted into flats special legal provisions may apply. These properties are also known as houses in multiple occupation (HMO).
- Empty Homes
Homes that stand empty are a significant wasted resource and have a huge social impact too. Councils offer a range of services and practical advice and assistance to bring them back into use.
- Grants and loans
Homes that are in serious disrepair or require major adaptations can have an impact on your health and welfare.
- Landlord and Tenant Newsletter
Dorset councils periodically produce a landlord and tenant newsletter
- How can I make my home warmer and more energy efficient?
Help is available to all residents in Dorset to make their homes as energy efficient as possible. This can range from practical, independent advice, to financial assistance in the form of grants or loans. An energy efficient home is a warmer home that is also cheaper to heat.