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Private sector housing

We promote safe and healthy homes for all private (non-council) residents in Westminster.

Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)

Guidance, information and documents to apply for a HMO licence.

Private tenants

You can find out about your rights as a private tenant and how we ensure you have a safe and healthy home.


Read about your duties as a Landlord and make a payment if you have a Housing Act Demand Notice or Housing Civil Penalty Notice.

Building safety in the private sector

Read the steps building owners and tenants must take to ensure buildings are safe and compliant with government regulations.

Empty homes

Find out how we are tackling long term empty residential properties in Westminster and report an empty property.