Private housing - general information

Newcastle City Council gives housing advice and support to owner occupiers and to people living in the private rented sector or other types of private housing. We can offer advice on a number of housing related matters

Private Sector Housing Plan

Private Sector Housing Plan 2016-2019 (pdf, 2.62mb). The aim of the Private Sector Housing Plan 2016-2019 is to ensure that residents, whether owner occupiers or privately renting tenants, are living in properties which are decent and suitable for their needs. It aims to ensure that homes do not impact negatively on the lives and health and wellbeing of residents or the fabric of neighbourhoods.

Housing Advice Centre

The Housing Advice Centre can give you advice about homelessness, housing and tenancy relations. For more information, contact the team on 0191 277 1711 or call into the office at 112-114 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle city centre.

Newcastle Private Rented Service

The Private Rented Service works with Private landlords, Letting agents, tenants and residents to improve the standards of the private rented sector. We offer advice and support to both tenants and landlords.  Go to our website at for more information about your rights and responsibilities.

Contact the team at or call our customer contact line between 9 am and 12 noon Monday to Friday.

Are you a private landlord?

 If you own or manage property in Newcastle and want to be kept up to date with property news, changes to legislation and both local and national updates you can sign up for our monthly landlord e bulletin at or call our customer contact line on 0191 277 1438 between 9 am and 12 noon Monday to Friday.

Rent Deposit Scheme

If you are looking to rent a property in Newcastle but cannot afford a deposit the Rent Deposit Scheme may be able to help you. We work with landlords across the city to provide Deposit Guarantees. Properties are all inspected and landlord are all signed up to our Code of Practice. Applications may take several weeks to deal with and applicants will need to comply with the terms of the scheme.

Contact the team at or call our customer contact line between 9 am and 12 noon Monday to Friday.

Housing and Council Tax Benefit Advice

For help and advice on issues about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit including:
•Finding out if you can get housing or council tax benefit
•Helping you to fill in application forms
•Helping you with problems and queries.

Please contact us on 0191 277 7899.

Private Sector Housing Standards

Regulatory Services makes sure that the private sector housing is of an acceptable standard. Powers are available to deal with a range of housing disrepair issues and also ensure that houses in multiple occupation are of a satisfactory standard and properly managed.

Complete our Housing Complaint Form or contact the Housing team in Regulatory Services on 0191 211 6102.

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