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Private sector housing

Find out about renting in the private sector, your rights to decent accommodation as a private renter, and how you can help get empty properties back into use.

  • Your rights as a private tenant

    Islington Council expects all landlords letting out accommodation in the borough to make sure that their properties are safe, free from hazards and in good repair.

  • Reporting poor conditions

    If you rent your home from a private landlord and it is in a bad condition or is unsafe there are steps you can take to make the landlord carry out the needed work.

  • Shared ownership

    Find out about low cost home ownership options.