Private housing

Advice and information for home owners, private tenants and landlords on housing rights and responsibilities, repairs and maintenance, financial help with housing costs, safety and security in the home, warmth and energy efficiency and more.

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Coronavirus (COVID 19): information and guidance for landlord and tenants

Advice for private rental tenants

Leasing and letting

Property licensing for landlords and letting agents

Minimum safe housing conditions

Improving private rented housing

Private housing grants

Empty property services

Energy efficiency and warm homes

Advice from the government

GOV.UK - housing and local services has guidance for homeowners, tenants and landlords including problems paying your rent or mortgage, your rights and responsibilities and how to get legal advice.

Survey of private renting tenants anywhere in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Hammersmith & Fulham Private Rented Sector Tenant Survey 2020

Survey of private renting tenants in Selective Licensing Streets

If you live in a street in H&F which is part of a Selective Licensing Scheme, please tell us about your experience of living at this property and what you think of the council's schemes to licence rented residential properties in the borough.

Hammersmith & Fulham Selective Property Licensing Tenant Survey September 2020

Survey of private renting tenants in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

If you live in H&F in a house or flat which has an HMO licence, please tell us about your experience of living at this property and what you think of the council's schemes to licence rented residential properties in the borough.

Hammersmith & Fulham Houses and Flats in Multiple Occupation: Tenant Survey September 2020

Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector Regulations 2020

These regulations apply to all new tenancies from 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.

Landlords are required to:

  • have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every five years, and
  • provide a copy of the report to tenants, and to the council if requested to do so

If the report requires any further investigative or remedial works, the landlord must:

  • make sure the work is carried out within 28 days, and
  • supply written confirmation that the work has been carried out, together with a copy of the original report, to each existing tenant and to the council within 28 days of completion of the work. These should be sent to the council by email to

If the landlord is not able to gain access to the property to carry out the inspection and test, we recommend landlords document all attempts to do so and all correspondence with tenants.

Enforcement policies