Private Sector Housing
The council's Private Sector Housing Team works with owners and landlords so that they provide warm, safe healthy homes for all.
The team covers all housing which is not owned by the council, including leasehold properties, privately rented accommodation, housing association properties and those which are owner occupied.
Milton Keynes Council has recently launched a new scheme for landlords with rental properties in Milton Keynes. The Scheme will recognise professionalism and good quality housing on offer to private tenants.
For more information on the benefits, and how to join this scheme please click on the link.
Landlord Accreditation Scheme
If you are an owner occupier or a tenant renting from a private landlord or housing association and your home is in a poor state of repair or needs work to improve the warmth, safety and security of your home, please contact the Private Sector Housing Team to see if we can help.
Our staff can give you advice and let you know what options are available to you. In some cases we may refer you to another council service, external partner or agency.
To view the Private Sector Housing department's Enforcement Policy, please click on the link
Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy 2011
Private Sector Housing Officers
can ask landlords to make homes safe and deal with problems and disrepair. The team can take action to deal with fire safety, overcrowding, disrepair and inadequate cooking, washing or toilet facilities. Officers use the Housing Health and Safety Rating System to assess hazards which may affect the safety within the property.
Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO's)
These are generally shared houses that are occupied by tenants who are not related. The legal definition is complicated, so please contact our team for further advice and details. The team also deals with the mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation. All HMO's which are 3 or more storeys with 5 or more occupants require a licence.HMO Licensing
To find out more information regarding HMO's please follow the link.
Houses in Multiple Occupation
The private sector housing officers support owners to bring their empty properties back into use. Don't forget an empty home is a wasted source of income.
If a property remains empty because you can not afford essential repairs or improvements to make it habitable, you may be able to get financial assistance from the council in the form of a loan. Please click on the link.Empty Property Loan Leaflet_(2350K)
Officers can also offer advice to neighbours experiencing problems. If you are aware of an empty property or are in ownership of one, please contact Private Sector Housing on 01908 252664 or our empty homes officer on 01908 252376 Empty Properties
Financial Assistance for Home Repairs and Improvements
If you are a home owner aged 60 years or over, and can not afford essential repairs or improvements to your home you may be able to get financial assistance from the council in the form of a Flexible Home Improvement Loan. Examples of the type of work that may be eligible include essential repairs and maintenance to the structure, replacement doors and windows, boiler replacement and improvements to insulation. For more information contact Private Sector Housing on 01908 252664 or email email@example.com
An information leaflet regarding the loans can be down loaded here. Flexible Home Improvement Loan Leaflet_(2244K)
If you wish to find out more details on any of the above, contact the Private Sector Housing Team
on 01908 253271 or 252664
Alternatively you can write to:
Private Sector Housing
Milton Keynes Council
1 Saxon Gate East
Tenant/Landlord Relations Advice
You can get advice, mediation and if necessary legal action on harassment and illegal eviction, and tenancy disputes between private landlords and their tenants.
For more information, contact our Housing Options Advisor on 01908 253427.
If your issue relates to a repair in a private rented property please contact the Private Sector Housing Team on 01908 253271 or 252664
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