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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Private rented properties - tenant information and support


Current economic conditions mean that more people than ever are renting rather than buying a property.

Contact us for housing advice by phone - call 03000 268 000 - or by email housingsolutions@durham.gov.uk. At this time we're not able to provide advice face to face.

Complete our online form to tell us you are at risk of becoming homeless or contact us as as soon as possible, if you feel that you are at risk.

Renting a property

Make sure you're aware of what's involved in renting a property from a private landlord and your rights and responsibilities.

Property improvements

There are various property improvement schemes, grants, loans and general advice available to help private sector tenants.

  • Find out about making your home safer, greener and more efficient.
  • Access grants and support if you're struggling to pay your fuel bills, keep warm or you have mobility issues or a disability.
  • Get help to manage your property repairs.

Improving living conditions in County Durham

Find out what we're doing to make the county a better place to live.

Contact us
Housing Solutions
03000 268 000
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