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West of England Private Housing Information

Welcome to West of England Private Housing, a resource for homeowners, private tenants and landlords. The site offers a common approach to housing, property and the law for the region.

Help and advice is available here for landlords, property owners, tenants and on issues concerning empty properties.

Landlords and homeowners

You can complete the Landlord Development Programme.This may be a condition of your licence within your Local Authority.

Use the pages and factsheets here for help with: safety; Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs); Accreditation - a scheme recognising good quality, well managed rental accommodation. Meanwhile, find out what this year's Landlord Expo event has on offer.


Find out about tenancy agreements and your rights and health and safety.

Interested buyers and developers

You could make a regular income from properties that are currently uninhabited. Empty properties can be redeveloped to let or sell on.

Concerned about empty homes?

Are you an owner, neighbour or just a caring local? We can work together to get empty properties back into use, providing housing for those in need and income for owners currently losing out.

Using this website

  • Use the left hand menu on this page to explore this site.
  • Alternatively type in the subject you are looking for in the Search box above the menu.

The four local authorities (Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils) have worked closely with a number of other agencies and partners in gathering information for the website.

  • Read more about the work of the West of England Private Housing Partnership and comment on this website.

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