Housing Standards

What does the Housing Standards team do?
The team ensure that private rented homes in Derby meet legal requirements for health and safety and provides advice and support for tenants.
We are also responsible for the licensing of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). 
Where properties in poor condition are let to tenants and improvements are not carried out, we have enforcement powers under the Housing Act 2004 and other legislation to make sure landlords bring properties up to an acceptable standard.
Advice for tenants on things to look for when renting a property can be found in the Governments  and How to rent guide.

We provide advice and guidance to landlords and will email out updates to all landlords and managing agents of whom we hold contact details. We also run occasional training sessions and seminars for landlords and managing agents. 
We also work closely with East Midlands Property Owners Ltd and the National Residential Landlords Association and encourage all landlords to become a member of an association. These organisations are usually excellent sources of information and advice. Basic advice for landlords can be found in the Government How to let guide.

Legal advice
Housing advice
Housing legal advice
Information and advice
Support with housing