Renting from a private landlord

Good-quality private rented accommodation is available in Salford. We want to help more people to take up private rented tenancies, which are managed by one of Salford's accredited landlords.

What is an accredited landlord?

An accredited landlord means the landlord has signed an agreement with us to say that the management and maintenance of their property and tenancy meet the following standards.

  • All gas and electrical equipment has been certified as safe by an approved contractor
  • Any furniture provided meets fire safety regulations
  • You have a clear, readable copy of your tenancy agreement which states the amount of your rent and the date it is due
  • Your landlord must provide you with a receipt for any rent or deposit payments you make
  • You are provided with a tenant handbook

How do I know if a landlord is accredited?

You can contact the Landlord Accreditation team by emailing

Or, find out more about the landlord accreditation scheme.

What is a deposit?

A deposit gives your landlord some security against any financial loss they may suffer if you damage the property or don't pay your rent.

What if I can't afford a deposit?

If you:

  • have found a private tenancy you would like to rent
  • are on a low income
  • are struggling to find a deposit

We can help!

Our rental bond scheme may be able to help you by giving a written guarantee to your landlord that would replace the normal cash deposit you would have to pay.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for the scheme if you:

  • are in need of housing
  • are over 18
  • are homeless or are going to become homeless
  • are on a low income or receive benefits
  • have a connection to Salford

For more information speak to your housing options advisor or contact the rental bond coordinator on Or, visit the rental bond scheme pages.

More information and help is available at the Salford Housing Options Point.

This page was last updated on 30 March 2016

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