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Renting from a private landlord

  • Renting from a private landlord is when you live in a property owned by an individual person or a company.

  • You do not need to be on the Housing Register (Devon Home Choice) to rent privately.

    • You can find properties to rent from private landlords in these ways;
    • Through an estate agent.
    • Direct with the landlord through adverts in the local papers or shops.
    • By word of mouth – speaking to someone you know.
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    The cost of renting from a private landlord can cost you more money and you may have to ‘top-up’ your rent. It may be harder to get help with repairs to your home.

  • Some private landlords will not allow people on benefits to rent their property.