Homes and property Private renting: be a good landlord

Good quality rented housing makes a valuable contribution to the city. Sixty thousand households rent from private landlords – that’s 30 per cent of all Manchester homes.

We encourage and work with investors, landlords and agents to improve accommodation and management.

But we also take action where landlords or agents don’t come up to standards, for example by not doing repairs or not keeping to their side of the tenancy agreement.

We also support private tenants, helping them understand their responsibilities too. 

Improve standards, enhance your reputation

Are you a private landlord or agent? Do you want to improve standards and enhance your reputation?

Landlord guide and property checklist

We would encourage landlords to keep up to date with policy changes, seek further information and get their own independent legal advice for any matters that come up during the course of the tenancy.  

The property checklist will assist landlords in identifying possible hazards within the rented property. It is a landlord's responsibility to ensure their property is kept in good repair and is safe for the occupiers.

Available downloadable resources include the Landlord guide  and Property checklist.

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