Private Housing

We provide housing advice and assistance to tenants in private sector accommodation, assisting in the regulation of the sector and promoting best practice by landlords.  For tenants experiencing problems with their landlord, including a risk of homelessness, please contact the housing options team for advice This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The first Landlords Forum was held in July 2014.  These are held quarterly and a newsletter is published following each Forum.  Click here for the most recent newsletter.

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Advice and Assistance for Private Landlords and Tenants regarding the condition of their property

The Environmental Health Service can provide advice to landlords and tenants about the standards they need to meet before renting a property. For further information please click here

New information for Private Landlords with properties to rent in the Richmondshire area

Richmondshire District Council is committed to partnership working with landlords and other agencies to improve the condition and management of housing within the private sector.  The Housing Options Team will manage the Landlord Accreditation Scheme operating within Richmondshire.

Click below for further information on the Landlord Accreditation Scheme and housing information.


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Bond Bank Scheme

The Housing Options service, in partnership with a number of agencies, currently provide a range of options to help avoid homelessness occurring.  One of these options is the Bond Scheme, where the Council may assist a client financially, by paying a one off bond payment to secure private accommodation. Strict criteria applies and both the application form and income and expenditure form below need completing to establish whether a client qualifies for the scheme.  In some cases the Housing Options Team may be able to help you financially with a bond payment in order to prevent homelessness.  

To be eligible for consideration for the Bond Bank Scheme applicants would need to satisfy the following:

  • to be under threat of homelessness
  • to have a local connection within Richmondshire
  • to be considered vulnerable by the Housing Options Team
  • to be in receipt of one or more benefits to be assessed by the Housing Options Team.

 If you think you may be entitled to help from the Bond Bank Scheme please complete the application form below.  If you would like to discuss the bond pleaseThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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