Private Rented Sector
If a house or flat is rented from a private landlord we can offer you help and advice about problems with disrepair. We also provide advice and information to tenants and landlords about tenancy law and offences related to tenancy law, and we help to make sure that tenants are not made to leave their homes unlawfully.
Property Detrimental to Amenity
The Council can take action to seek improvements where land and buildings are unsightly and detrimental to the amenity of the neighbourhood.
The Council is aware that there are a number of vacant / empty properties within the borough which can cause a variety of problems for their neighbours and is committed to reducing their impact and bringing them back into use.
Private Landlords Forum
The Council in partnership with the NLA (National Landlords Association) hold regular meetings for private landlords to keep up to date with initiatives and activities. Click here for further information and dates of meetings.
With effect from 1 December 2012, the scheme will require landlords in parts of Accrington and Church to obtain a licence for every property they rent within the area.
Housing Renewal Policy
The Housing Renewal Policy identifies the forms of assistance, including financial assistance that will be available from the Council to assist vulnerable occupiers in all tenures
View details on Hyndburn Housing Renewal Policy
Local authorities have powers and responsibilities to assess housing conditions and enforce minimum standards through a range of measures. Hyndburn Borough Council (‘The Council’) will seek to tackle poor housing conditions using actions that are appropriate to individual situations.