Private Rented Sector
Thinking of moving into private rented accommodation?
There are several letting agencies within the County Borough that can assist you in obtaining private rented accommodation as well as the Council. You can also obtain information in local newspapers, the property news or for further information online about Bridgend Letting Agents go to Bridgend Property News or Zoopla. The advantages of renting privately are:
- You can usually move in quickly
- You have a greater choice of size, type and location of the property
- You can normally choose whether the property is furnished or not
- It’s flexible if you're looking for short-term accommodation, for instance, if you're a student or working on a temporary contract
Changes to the Law for Landlords
Landlord Accreditation is changing in Wales. New laws are being introduced this autumn 2015 that will require private landlords to register and private landlords or their agents to obtain a licence to operate. Licensing will be based on training. An individual or business will need to apply for one licence for all their rental properties in Wales. Click here for more information.
Harassment & Illegal Eviction
If you are a landlord, the Shelter Cymru Harassment & Illegal Eviction Guide for Landlords can help you avoid some common legal pitfalls by providing advice and support on illegal eviction and harassment. If you are a tenant, the Harassment & Illegal Eviction Guide for Tenants will provide advice on how the law protects people living in a residential property against harassment and illegal eviction.
If you have a property to rent
If you have an empty property to rent, please contact the Accommodation Development Officer on 01656 643540 to discuss possible options for your property.