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Support for Private Landlords

Renting a safe home

All homes need to meet certain standards to ensure that they do not represent a risk to
health and safety. Landlords should provide tenants with a property that provides a safe and healthy environment to live in. The Renting a Safe Home guide has been produced to identify hazards or health risks, to work out whether a property is safe and to explain what to do if it’s not.


National Landlords Association (NLA) and St.Helens Council Private Sector Landlord Forum

The NLA and St.Helens Council Private Sector Landlord Forum is open to all landlords and letting agents involved with letting private sector properties. The aims of the forum are to provide valuable information on a range of housing issues and forthcoming amendments to Government policy and regulations affecting the private rented sector. The Forum also provides a great opportunity to network with other landlords.

Guest speakers are invited to present at each forum, where possible, presentations from each forum will be available in the documents section below.

If you would like to receive invites to future forums please email vickywhittle@sthelens.gov.uk with your contact details.


National Landlords Association Upcoming Meetings

St.Helens Council in partnership with the NLA will be holding the next forum at St.Helens Town Hall on Wednesday 10th May 2017, arrival 5.30pm running from 6pm - 8pm.

For further details and to book a place please visit the NLA website, new members are always welcome free of charge and should also book online.


Help and Support from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for Landlords

HMRC is offering a range of support and advice for residential property landlords to help them to understand when and how to pay tax on property that they let out. Please use the links below for further details.

Webinars, e-learning, emails and videos for landlords

e-learning for landlords


HMRC’s Let Property Campaign

The let property campaign is an opportunity for landlords who owe tax through letting out residential property, in the UK or abroad, to get up to date with their tax affairs in a simple, straightforward way and take advantage of the best possible terms.