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 0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House,
CA14 3YJ


Becoming a Landlord

Allerdale Borough Council works with landlords and others to improve the quality of private rented housing across the Borough of Allerdale. In addition to ensuring that rented property meets the required standards, Housing Services also offers advice to landlords that operate within the Borough.

Anyone considering letting out a home must be aware of, and understand the responsibilities they take on, many of which are legal responsibilities.

All occupied private dwellings must meet a standard as accessed by the Housing Health and Safety Rating System. The basic principle is that a property and its outdoor space should be safe for occupation.

Certain types of Houses in Multiple Occupation require a license to be operated and additional legislation must be complied with.

Landlord's Manual

The Landlord’s Manual is a general guide giving landlords the basic information they need to manage rented accommodation. A copy can be downloaded from the downloadable documents section below.

If you require more information/guidance regarding the letting of properties, please contact Allerdale Housing Services on 01900 702570 or email

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerLandlord Manual in PDF format549 Kb1 min 18 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ