How to rent from a private landlord or letting agent
This guide is for people looking for a private rented home.
The shortage of affordable homes means you may feel pressured to offer more rent than you can afford or sign a tenancy agreement before you're ready.
Some landlords give priority to long term tenants with a good renting history.
This guide can help you:
prepare references and set out your renting history
get prepared for income or credit checks
protect yourself from scams
Last updated: 29 September 2023