Private Sector Housing

Private Sector Housing

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council is responsible for the enforcement of private sector housing standards within Blaenau Gwent.

Responsibilities include:

  • Solving problems in private rented housing and carrying out assessments under The Housing Health and Safety Rating System to ensure that any residential premises provides a safe and healthy environment for any potential occupier or visitor.
  • Providing advice for landlords and private sector tenants.
  • Dealing with public and statutory nuisances such as dirty premises, noxious premises, dampness from neighbouring properties, smoke through the party wall.
  • Dealing with empty properties.
  • Dealing with landlord harassment or unlawful eviction.
  • Dealing with HMO’s and Licensing of HMO.
  • Immigration inspections.  A person wishing to bring a non-UK resident family member to the UK will often require proof that their proposed residence is suitable.

Tenant information

Condensation and Mould advice leaflet

Immigration Inspection application   

Landlord information

HHSRS landlords guide

Damp and mould growth responsibility leaflet

Registration and Licensing

Landlords are now required by law to be registered or licensed. A new law has been introduced in Wales which applies to all landlords and agents of private residential property. If you own, rent out, manage and/or live in a rented property then this law will impact on you.

To find out more and to apply visit www.rentsmart.gov.wales or call 03000 133344.

Report a Complaint

To report a complaint please email environmental.health@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk or phone 01495 357813