Reduced Services

Accessing Council Services:  

By accessing our wide range of 24/7 online services
By emailing directly to the relevant service
By phoning First Contact on 01268 882200 (8.45am to 5.15pm Mon to Thurs, and to 4.45pm on Fri). 
By pre-booked appointment at the Kiln Road office (9.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri) - these can be arranged by phoning First Contact on 01268 882200.

Private Rented Tenants

Your landlord, or their agent, has legal responsibilities to manage your tenancy fairly and to keep your home up to a decent standard. If you need assistance our Housing Options Team can provide advice on the rights and responsibilities of private tenants, landlords and agents. You can use our Housing Options Assessment Form to tell us about your problem and we will endeavour to respond to you within 5 working days.

You can find advice below if:

Rights and responsibilities

If you're a private tenant you can find more information about private renting rights and responsibilities and dealing with landlord/agent problems on the Shelter and Gov.uk websites.

Our Housing Options Team can also assist tenants at risk of losing their homes, or tenants worried about their current housing situation.  The team can also help with financial costs.